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Definitions of marshy

  1. ( of soil) soft and watery; " the ground was boggy under foot"; " a marshy coastline"; " miry roads"; " wet mucky lowland"; " muddy barnyard"; " quaggy terrain"; " the sloughy edge of the pond"; " swampy bayous"
  2. Resembling a marsh; wet; boggy; fenny.
  3. Pertaining to, or produced in, marshes; as, a marshy weed.
  4. Swampy; growing in swamps or fens; like a swamp or fen.
  5. Pertaining to or produced in marshes: abounding in marshes.
  6. Swampy; produced in marshes.
  7. Wet; fenny.

Usage examples for marshy

  1. I followed a stream through a marshy area to a dry bank shaded by a tree where I stretched out and listened to the sounds of birds and insects. – Michelangelo's Shoulder by John Moncure Wetterau
  2. His right was protected by the marshy ground of the small river Pleisse; his centre stretched across the roads leading towards Dresden, while his left rested on a small stream, the Parthe, which curves round towards the north- west and forms a natural defence to the town on the north. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  3. Opposite, there was a long stretch of marshy, low ground that gave upon the jungle proper. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  4. A thick vapour lay over the lonely and marshy spot. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  5. So far as his strength would allow he had been accustomed to the exercises and sports of men: he could ride fearlessly, if not untiringly; he was a fair shot; he had hunted wild boar with his stepfather in the marshy lands by the sea; he had been taught to fence and was not clumsy with weapons, though he had not yet any great skill. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  6. His troops nowhere withstood the Romans, but, although they had endless means of escape by roads where they could scarcely be followed, yet they crowded through the narrow pass with deep marshy ground on the one hand and inaccessible rocks upon the other, and there trampled each other to death for fear of the swords of the Romans. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  7. The trenches in the marshy ground had been flooded out by the recent rains and it was very doubtful whether they were occupied or not. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  8. In examining this, we were led into a branch which had not before been discovered: we proceeded up this for a considerable distance, found good depth of water, and every other appearance of its being the opening of an extensive river: we continued to row up in it the whole of this day, and in the evening we went on shore, on the most commodious spot we could find, which was a low marshy point. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  9. It was the middle of summer, and the heat was very great, the camp having been pitched near some marshy ground, and the people that carried Brutus's tent were a long while before they came. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  10. Another herb, " samolum," which grew in marshy places, was of avail in all diseases both of man and beast. – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare
  11. Its branches penetrate a considerable way into the country, and approach closely to the branches of the Caymito, a considerable stream, which flows through a country, in its lower course, comparatively level; while between its upper course and the Trinidad the distance is covered with savannahs and small conical hills, and in some places marshy plains- a complete proof of the level nature of the country. – A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World by James MacQueen
  12. He found the ground, however, so marshy and impracticable as he advanced, that he was obliged to countermarch, and to spend that night on the downs between forts Isabella and St. Albert. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  13. So I ducked and groped around in the marshy bottom and I felt something hard with a point to it. – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  14. The ground alongside was so marshy that the guns were unable to leave the road. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  15. Meg said, waving her hand toward the marshy land. – Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm by Mabel C. Hawley
  16. Before he could guess what this was, Braddock appeared, simply racing along the marshy causeway, followed closely by Cockatoo, and at some distance away by Lucy. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  17. The name " Cheviot" is said to mean " Snowy Ridge" and well does this highest summit of the range merit the name, for on its marshy top and in the rocky chasms of Henhole and Bazzle, the winter's snow often lies until far into the summer. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
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