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an area of wet or periodically wet land where the soils are not peaty.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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.
They sing and howl and fight, and run in companies under the moon, and I--Hai-mai!--I am dying in the marshes, of that poison which I have eaten." He was so sorry for himself that he nearly wept.
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.
It's so salty, it's not like it was before," Amjad Mohamed, an Iraqi who used to live in Iraq's famed marshes says .
SALT MARSHES are "a place between the tides," as described by Nova Scotia poet Harry Thurston.
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.
She also confessed the murder weapon, taken from a kitchen block in the Marshes' home, had been used previously by her and Stephen Marsh in kinky sex games at Marsh's home in Howard's Way, in Gorseinon, when Mrs Marsh was out.