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marsh

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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At one part of the river, they passed, on the northern side, an isolated rock, about one hundred and fifty feet high, rising from a low marshy soil, and totally disconnected with the adjacent mountains.
Some difficulties were now to be encountered, inseparable from darkness, a narrow, broken, and marshy path, and the necessity of preserving union in the march.
Sheds coat in the spring; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too.
A damp mist rose from the river, and the marshy ground about; and spread itself over the dreary fields.
He was entrenched with two or three regiments on the heights that swept down to the Black River, on the other side of which was lower and more marshy ground.
The curse of St Withold upon these infernal porkers!'' said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
It floods the banks, extends in great lagoons over a monstrous waste of country, and forms a huge district, called locally the Gapo, which is for the most part too marshy for foot-travel and too shallow for boating.
It was a little sheet of marshy water, surrounded by reeds, on which floated some dead water-lily leaves.
Boggley Wollah is situated in a fine, lonely, marshy, jungly district, famous for snipe-shooting, and where not unfrequently you may flush a tiger.
When we came to the place it was a low, marshy ground, walled round with stones, piled up dry, without mortar or earth among them, like a park, with a little guard of Chinese soldiers at the door.
In that low and marshy spot, the fog filled every nook and corner with a thick dense cloud.
Coarse grass and rank weeds straggled over all the marshy land in the vicinity.