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marsh

an area of wet or periodically wet land where the soils are not peaty.
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Dowd Morass was ideal because it had been subject to very tight control of its wetting and drying cycles over the past 30 years: since the mid-1970s, it had been kept almost permanently inundated to provide for waterfowl hunting, to allow for breeding of colonial-breeding waterbirds, and to prevent intrusions of saline water from the adjacent Lake Wellington.
The issue is emotionally and morally complex, throwing up a morass of uncertainties over the role of the law.
ISLAMABAD, 14 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The All Parties Conference (APC) a welcome step and would help devising a joint strategy to come out of the present morass, Senior leader of PML-N Senator Pervez Rashid said on Thursday.
Who knew it would turn into such a morass? Nevertheless, he takes the bull by the horns and attempts to wrap up all things Pluto in a blend of scientific seriousness and pop-culture silliness.
This is one case where reading too deeply into the list of ingredients will sink you into a morass of complicated chemistry.
From the staid and stately halls of academe, Burgess (political science and women's studies, Ohio U.) has lured the field of constitutional studies out into the morass of contemporary cultural studies, and from that perspective investigates the role that The Founding Fathers play in legitimizing contemporary judicial review.
Yet amid the morass and flaws of human life, nature offers solace.
The Teessiders head into today's game at the Riverside Stadium perched precariously just above the drop zone after successive defeats by Bolton and Sunderland, but equally well aware that victory over the FA Cup finalists will end their fears of being sucked into the morass below them.
"Mired in the Health Care Morass: An Alaskan Takes On America's Dysfunctional Medical System for his Uninsured Daughter" is the tale of accomplished author and geophysicist Neil Davis's fight against the American Health care system and how it is extorting Americans when they are at their most vulnerable--when they are ill themselves or deathly concerned for the well being of their loved ones.
The banks who lend Ratcliffe money can't let him suck the Scottish economy into a morass like this.
From risking her life to protect the innocent, to witnessing tragedy or even the handiwork of a murderer, to sorting through the morass of personal issues and political infighting that plague firefighting organizations as much as any corporate boardroom, Firefighterette Gillette is a captivating read cover to cover and highly recommended.
Despite the dangers, she braves morass for its stimulating freedom, and the opportunity to burrow underneath the layers of her life and uncover the inner pain that hurts so badly.