from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Low-lying muddy land that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide.

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  • n. A flat expanse of mud at the edge of a body of water, regularly inundated by e.g. tidal action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide


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  • Erected on a low, reedy mud flat called Mud Island a few miles below Philadelphia, the fort was surrounded by dikes and fortified with batteries that, wrote a defender, “were nothing more than old spars and timber laid up in parallel lines and filled between with mud and dirt.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • He went ashore with the British naval brigade to capture the Taku forts and, under heavy fire, led a company of British, German, and Japanese sailors across a sunbaked mud flat to storm the west gate of a fort.

    Castles of Steel


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