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marsh

an area of wet or periodically wet land where the soils are not peaty.

marsh

pertaining to or emanating from swamplands, marshes and bogs. Archetypal denizens are leeches, mangroves, baying hounds and bunyips.

marsh arrowgrass
triglochinmaritima.
marsh buck
marsh hawk
medium-sized, 20 inches long, gray to brown raptor bird with a distinctive white rump during flight. Called also hen harrier, Circus cyaneus.
marsh horsetail
equisetumpalustre.
marsh marigold
marsh ragwort
senecioaquaticus.
References in classic literature ?
It was more like flying than anything else, for he had chosen the long downward slope that leads to the Northern Marshes through the heart of the main Jungle, where the springy ground deadened the fall of his feet.
So he ran, sometimes shouting, sometimes singing to himself, the happiest thing in all the Jungle that night, till the smell of the flowers warned him that he was near the marshes, and those lay far beyond his farthest hunting-grounds.
I am dying in the marshes, of that poison which I have eaten.
When he could make himself heard through the pattering mud, he said: "What Man-Pack lair here by the marshes, Mysa?
The smell of the dew in the marshes made him hungry and restless.
The tiny village lay behind them, silent and asleep; in front, nothing but the marshes, uninhabited, lonely and quiet, the golf club-house empty and deserted.
Historic maps, remote imagery and field surveys reveal that a terraced sequence of four salt marshes has arisen on a decadal-centennial time-scale over a frontage of about 4 km at Northwick and Aust warths exposed to westerly to northerly winds on the east bank of the Severn Estuary, UK.
Iraq's marshes are in danger of being turned from famous waterlands to wastelands Miles of reed stalks and baked mud are all that can be seen of much of Iraq's ancient marshes this year, as a lack of water threatens to turn one of the world's most important wetlands to wasteland.
alterniflora, and snail, Littoraria irrorata (Say) and Melampus bidentatus Say, densities were measured along tidal creek to forest transects within the intertidal marshes of three marine-dominated South Carolina inlets.
With each passing year, the sinking city has become doubly defenseless against hurricanes due to the loss of a natural line of protection: The marshes (swamps) and the barrier islands (long narrow islands that run parallel to the mainland) that cradle New Orleans are vanishing.
Among the other widely known problem spots is the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge in New York, where salt marshes suffer from a perfect storm of sediment starvation, dredging, wastewater effluent and even wave action from boats that threatens to drown them by 2020.
Field studies in Iraq conducted during the past year suggest that some of the region's ecologically devastated marshes could be restored, scientists reported at a meeting on Feb.