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Definitions of marshy

  1. (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Resembling a marsh; wet; boggy; fenny. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Swampy; growing in swamps or fens; like a swamp or fen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Pertaining to or produced in marshes: abounding in marshes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Swampy; produced in marshes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Wet; fenny. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for marshy

  1. I followed a stream through a marshy area to a dry bank shaded by a tree where I stretched out and listened to the sounds of birds and insects. – Michelangelo's Shoulder by John Moncure Wetterau
  2. His right was protected by the marshy ground of the small river Pleisse; his centre stretched across the roads leading towards Dresden, while his left rested on a small stream, the Parthe, which curves round towards the north- west and forms a natural defence to the town on the north. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
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