Usage examples for morass

  1. Some astonishment moved De Craye in the contemplation of the distance he had stepped in this morass of fancy. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. They lost the path in a morass, and at the next village they found that Rideau had increased his lead; but Dane knew that they were near the coast, and that he held his enemy between him and the sea. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  3. The hound might perhaps lead him back through the morass. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  4. In the meantime the American general had occupied a position facing the British, with the Mississippi on his right, and an impenetrable morass on his left, covering New Orleans, and rendering an advance on that town impossible, until his position had been carried by a front attack. – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis
  5. It was a typical southern farm- house, with dirty whitewashed walls, a slated roof, and small, hermetically- sealed windows staring at the morass of manure which constituted the yard. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  6. In front was the same wide chasm, only less wide, and beyond it, on the other side of the great yawning cleft in the earth, was a wild spread of morass country- a gloomy, terrible- looking place. – Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel C. Pedley
  7. Throughout this great morass there was not a hand- breadth of solid ground- not a resting- place for a human foot, save the road which led through Coeworden. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  8. According to our belief, a Manitou dwells upon every hill, and in every valley; in every open glade and dark morass; in the chambers of every cavern, and the heart of every rock; in every fountain, and watery depth, and running stream. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  9. The overflowing gutter- pipes emptied veritable rivulets into a temporary pond on the front drive; the lawn appeared fast turning into a morass; and even indoors the atmosphere was so soaked with damp that a dewy film covered banisters, furniture, and woodwork, and the wall- paper on the stairs distinctly changed its hue. – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  10. But the flags of reeds around the morass partly screened it from his eyes, and he could not make out the meaning of it, except that it meant no good, and probably was witchcraft. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  11. The patient animals, by means of a yoke fastened to their horns with raw- hide, draw these carts through long prairie grass or sinking morass, through swollen rivers or oozing mud, over which malaria hangs in visible forms. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  12. Suddenly the earth gave way beneath her feet and she sank into a concealed morass. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  13. He carefully avoided it, though he got into the morass after all, but finally struggled back to dry land. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  14. Generally she crossed a swamp, by a series of bounds in and out of flax bushes; and hopeless indeed would a morass be without those green cities of refuge! – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  15. In Central Africa, in the districts that lie low and there is morass, the natives are quite aware of the fact, and systematically form a bed of burnt clay as a platform on which to erect their hovels. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  16. They never leave their morass, and the Baruga assured us that they are not able to walk properly on hard ground, and that their feet soon bleed if they try to do so. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  17. From the desolate morass, and from the gully in darkness below, came the sound of a bellowing. – Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel C. Pedley