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  • n. Plural form of mud flat.


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  • The Fens are now an attractive urban glade, but at the turn of the twentieth century they were less than scenic—an “unsightly and ill-smelling area of mud flats made more palatable by Frederick Law Olmsted’s manipulations of the landscape,” according to one Red Sox historian.

    The Greatest Game

  • And we’ve just about finished digging a new ship canal from the sea to Arelate, to bypass the swamps and mud flats and sandbars of the natural waterway.

    The First Man in Rome

  • On the grey marshy coast of Suffolk, fifteen miles from a railway station, and joined to the mainland by the Stroud only, a narrow road of hard land, the village of Mystery Mile lay surrounded by impassable mud flats and grey-white saltings.

    Mystery Mile

  • He ordered her to return to Port Stanley, where she was to run herself aground on the mud flats at the eastern end of the inner harbor and transform herself into a stationary steel fort to protect the harbor and the town.

    Castles of Steel


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