• WordNet 3.6
    • n brackishness the quality of being salty, as the saltiness of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brackishness The quality or state of being brackish, or somewhat salt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brackishness The quality of being brackish; saltness in a slight degree.
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In literature:

Its waters are brackish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Occasionally it is slightly brackish, but usually it is clear and cold.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
The tea was generally made with brackish water which was perfectly sickening.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
Yes; but the water is brackish and warm.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
They do not breed in brackish water.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
Water is, every where, to be had; but it is brackish, like the water of the lake.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
The foul and brackish drinking water would seem to be the most probable casual agent in the opinion of more recent medical authority.
"Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Thomas P. Hughes
To the taste it is not only brackish, but hath other loathsome tasts.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
The rock oyster is the largest, but if eaten raw it tastes coarse and brackish, but may be improved by feeding.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
They made their last camp together at a brackish water-hole near the edge of the plain which Manley had described.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt

In poetry:

Thirsting for shattered flagons,
Quaffing a brackish cup,
With all of his chariots, wagons —
He never could quite grow up.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
At length I got unto the gladsome hill,
Where lay my hope,
Where lay my heart; and climbing still,
When I had gain'd the brow and top,
A lake of brackish waters on the ground Was all I found.
"The Pilgrimage" by George Herbert
TEARS, flow no more, or if you needs must flow,
Fall yet more slow,
Do not the world invade,
From smaller springs than yours rivers have grown,
And they again a Sea have made,
Brackish like you, and which like you hath flown.
"Tears, flow no more" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
A brackish lake is there with bitter pools
Anigh its margin, brushed by heavy trees.
A piping wind the narrow valley cools,
Fretting the willows and the cypresses.
Gray skies above, and in the gloomy space
An awful presence hath its dwelling-place.
"The Valley Of Baca" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Jive talk with Brackish Bow Ties.
Brackish aquariums can make nice second or third aquariums.
Texas has enough brackish water underground to supply the state for decades if desalination proves workable.
MINNEAPOLIS — Brackish, green water fills the reflecting pool at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis.
Revision of D4328 - 08 Standard Practice for Calculation of Supersaturation of Barium Sulfate, Strontium Sulfate, and Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (Gypsum) in Brackish Water, Seawater , and Brines.
The icy mountain runoff ushered by rivers into the brackish waters of the canal makes it a prime breeding environment.
Revision of D4328 - 08 Standard Practice for Calculation of Supersaturation of Barium Sulfate , Strontium Sulfate , and Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (Gypsum) in Brackish Water, Seawater, and Brines.
They are the only true turtles to inhabit brackish water in estuaries, tidal creeks and marshes where they live on snails, clams, worms, and some marsh plants.
Eleven years after the Chandra Levy scandal drove former representative Gary Condit from office, he's dipping his toes back into the brackish waters of politics.
Jim Sutton's fishing report: Flounder bite still best in brackish water.
Alternatives to freshwater include brackish groundwater drawn from slightly saline aquifers that typically sit below freshwater aquifers, or deep saline groundwater.
The germs that can cause flesh-eating disease are common in warm and brackish waters like ponds, lakes and streams.
Jive talk with Brackish Bow Ties.
Above, vector control technician Bobby James pulls cupfuls of brackish water throughout duck hunting perserves to count mosquito larvae to determine whether to spray the area.
The "brackish" water ( salty but not extremely salty ) and the saltwater (about 35 parts per million salt ) get mixed up with freshwater and carried inland by the storm surge.

In science:

Desalination of brackish water is done in the United States in order to meet treaty obligations for river water entering Mexico.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere