swamp


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swamp

an area of wooded wet ground, often flooded, in which peat development does not normally occur.

swamp

pertaining to low-lying, marshy ground.

swamp beaver
see coypu.
swamp dock
rumexbrownii.
swamp grass-tree
xanthorrheafulva.
swamp maple
acerrubrum.
swamp wilkweed
asclepiasincarnata.
References in classic literature ?
I was surveying for a man the other day a single straight line one hundred and thirty-two rods long, through a swamp at whose entrance might have been written the words which Dante read over the entrance to the infernal regions,--"Leave all hope, ye that enter"--that is, of ever getting out again; where at one time I saw my employer actually up to his neck and swimming for his life in his property, though it was still winter.
I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds, and so was Jim to get away from the swamp.
When Captain Sublette arrived, he urged to penetrate the swamp and storm the fort, but all hung back in awe of the dismal horrors of the place, and the danger of attacking such desperadoes in their savage den.
But, however that may be, I should expect to find the surface of the plateau slope inwards with a considerable sheet of water in the center, which may drain off, by some subterranean channel, into the marshes of the Jaracaca Swamp.
All the balance of the night they kept up their infernal din, but why they did not attack us I could not guess, nor am I sure to this day, unless it is that none of them ever venture upon the patches of scarlet sward which dot the swamp.
So I followed the direction of the rope and that gave me your direction, and, after trying hard a few times more, I got out of the swamp.
The hollow is impassable- there's a swamp there," said the esaul.
As I passed along beside the deep and tangled vegetation of the swamp I thought that I saw a movement of the ferns at my left, but though I stopped a moment to look it was not repeated, and if anything lay hid there my eyes could not penetrate the dense foliage to discern it.
We were in this predicament when Du-seen and his followers approached the edge of the horrible swamp.
The air was thick with unwholesome odours rising from the lake-like swamp beyond the drooping circle of trees.
In the first man-drive through the mangrove swamp Seelee caught two.
It was the same swamp to which I had made my first journeys in the world, years before, accompanied by my mother.