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Characteristic of or resembling a marsh; waterlogged.‘the marshy ground toward the sea’
boggy, swampy, muddy, squelchy, soggy, waterlogged, oozy, squashy, miry, fennymossypaludal, paludinemarish, quaggy, uliginousView synonyms
- ‘They nest in the low Arctic, on tundra ponds with marshy shores and bogs.’
- ‘They were marching steadily across the marshy northlands, their pace slowed by the necessity of watching their feet for sinkholes and mud puddles.’
- ‘In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.’
- ‘Hilly, wooded, and marshy regions, marginal from a settler point of view, were capable of functioning as core areas of native lordship.’
- ‘It was a large, indoor school that sat upon a sandy island surrounded by marshy swampland.’
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