swampland

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swampland low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
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Usage

In literature:

There were sounds in the deeps of the swamplands that she did not recognize, either.
"Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp" by Annie Roe Carr
Here the stunted, unnatural growth of the swamplands had given away to the more normal vegetation of the jungle-clad lowlands.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
There is the lake and swampland of Savoie, for instance.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
He lies sleeping yonder in the Swampland.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
Riverland, marshland, swampland, shore and meadow, all offered themselves in the most diversified forms.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
His feet thudded on rock, slithered on grass, shuffled through the mire of a narrow swampland.
"The Buttoned Sky" by Geoff St. Reynard
Translated by Cleary, Swampland Flowers, pp.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
The country beyond the swampland afforded much better traveling.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
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In news:

When the founding fathers forged this great country, it's as though they carved out a section of farmland, swampland and coastline simply for jokes and ridicule.
Officials have closed a four-mile section of highway near an acre of swampland that liquefied into soupy muck, toppling tall baldcypress trees and moving a 400-foot-long section of a natural gas pipeline.
Officials believe they drowned in their swampland habitat and then were pushed up on the beach by storm surge.
A Kansas community is mourning the loss of an entire family -- a prominent businessman, his wife and their four children -- killed when their plane crashed into Florida swampland .
Swampland sale leads to lawsuit.
LONGFELLOW AREA—Controversy about a Roslindale wetlands parcel known as 29 and/or 34 Morrison St has led a Connecticut man to file a lawsuit claiming he was the victim of a classic swampland -selling scam.
In this undated photo provided by the Louisiana State Police via The Advocate, shallow wells will be drilled in the vicinity of the sinkhole that emerged Aug 3 in Assumption Parish swamplands in Bayou Corne, La.
An almost-un­precedented occurrence -- and birders flocked to the small park to see the rare wader and to enjoy the pond, the cattail marshes, the grassy meadows, the swamp­lands and to sample the rich and diverse birdlife.
Now and then, when conditions were ripe, some fiddle music might penetrate deep into the swamplands where his family had carved out a homestead.
I heard that Metairie was swampland prior to the 1950s or so .
T his adaptation of Pete Dexter's acclaimed 2005 novel wallows in the most depraved elements of its Southern-grotesque swampland narrative, even adding a few of its own.
If a con artist were selling Florida swampland to vulnerable senior citizens, would the media give a sympathetic portrayal of the swindler.
At Time 's Swampland blog, Joe Klein offers some media criticism (er, "media culture" criticism).
Groundwater monitoring wells skirt the edge of the pine forest and the boggy swampland below.
Ranger Steve Mueller told the Post last year that some robins actually never leave during the winter, but live in area swamplands over the winter.
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In science:

Vafa, “The string landscape and the swampland,” arXiv:hep-th/0509212; H.
Some No-go Theorems for String Duals of Non-relativistic Lifshitz-like Theories
Vafa, “On the geometry of the string landscape and the swampland,” Nucl.
Some No-go Theorems for String Duals of Non-relativistic Lifshitz-like Theories
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