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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.
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.
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.
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.