Marsh

Definitions

  • Hunting With the Boomerang and Fishing With The Double Harpoon in a Marsh Or Pool
    Hunting With the Boomerang and Fishing With The Double Harpoon in a Marsh Or Pool
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marsh low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water "thousands of acres of marshland","the fens of eastern England"
    • n Marsh New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)
    • n Marsh United States painter (1898-1954)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Marshes, Cooling The Marshes, Cooling
Vanes near Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent Vanes near Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent
A Corner of Romney Marsh A Corner of Romney Marsh
Marsh reaper Marsh reaper
Marius discovered in the Marshes at Minturnæ Marius discovered in the Marshes at Minturnæ

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.
    • n Marsh A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marsh A tract of water-soaked or partially overflowed land; wet, miry, or swampy ground; a piece of low ground usually more or less wet by reason of overflow, or scattered pools, but often nearly or wholly dry in certain seasons; a swamp; a fen. Low land subject to overflow by the tides is called salt-marsh or tide-marsh.
    • n marsh In Australia, a drained meadow. See the extract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marsh märsh a tract of low wet land: a morass, swamp, or fen
    • adj Marsh pertaining to wet or boggy places
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere, lake. See Mere pool, and cf. Marish Morass

Usage

In literature:

On the way there they came to a dangerous marsh.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
St. Mary's, across the marshes on the main land, also boasts this immunity.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Marsh wanted the old man to talk.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
As soon as they started off toward the marsh, Sharptooth ran down to the trees.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Captain Marsh watched until the last was safely aboard; then he set Bobby gently to the floor.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Straight down the slope he started, seeking the wide marshes where he expected to find his flock.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
For shame, Doctor Marsh, to be making such a suggestion.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
When man goes into the marsh, the marsh retires within itself, as a turtle retreats within his shell.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
There are very few fresh-water marshes where the Rail is not found.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [August, 1897]" by Various
Peat is dug from bogs or marshes.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
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In poetry:

Trackway and Camp and City lost,
Salt Marsh where now is corn—
Old Wars, old Peace, old Arts that cease,
And so was England born!
"Puck's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Again there came that whistling gale
From the marsh and stagnant shore:
On the blasted ground it whizzed round,
Earl William mov'd no more !....
"The Black Knight Of The Water" by Anne Bannerman
Earl William sprung from his stiff'ning steed,
As it stood by the water's edge,...
On the lake he gaz'd, and round and round,
And all by the marsh of sedge ;
"The Black Knight Of The Water" by Anne Bannerman
While far away He in the marshes lies,
Staining the stagnant water with His breath,
An endless hunger burning in His eyes,
A famine unassuaged, whose food is Death.
"Malaria" by Laurence Hope
The baffled runner turned upon his track,
Bearing the words of Winnepurkit back.
"Dog of the Marsh," cried Pennacook, "no more
Shall child of mine sit on his wigwam floor.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Out of the East came gaunt razees of commerce
Troubling the dappled azure of the seas;
While sleeping marsh awoke, and vanished under
The thrusting open fingers of the quays.
"The Pirates" by DuBose Heyward

In news:

A $140,000 federal grant will allow Westchester to restore a 55-acre salt marsh in Rye city.
The world of the salt marsh is a fascinating place.
More than a century ago, Sidney Lanier's poem "The Marshes of Glynn" spoke to the awesome mystique and natural beauty of the expansive salt marshes of Glynn County, Ga.
Salt Marsh Opera pleases with performance of Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.
At 86, Aurora Gareiss cannot squish her feet through the marsh mud the way she used to.
FROM SALTWATER TO SALT MARSH.
Seattle author and foraging expert Langdon Cook, right, gives cooking instructions to Chad Marsh and Jenny Hooker during Wednesday's class at Strawberry Hill Park MEEGAN M REID/KITSAP SUN.
Seatrout Tactics for Mississippi's Biloxi Marsh.
A rocky outcropping in the Selden Creek preserve in Lyme provides a scenic overlook toward freshwater tidal marshes on the Connecticut River.
Plantation American Heritage kicker Michael Marsh wins game.
COMEQ Inc, White Marsh, Md.
The Geka Alfa 150 automatic line for punching and shearing of flats, developed by Comeq Inc, White Marsh, MD, boasts a small footprint due to its compact self-contained design.
Author Mike Marsh with a big sheepshead caught from classic cover: dock pilings.
Marsh said he used to work with Chavez at a Longmont car dealership and had no idea he was shipping guns to Guatemala.
Where — The cat was found near Lorraine Drive in the Spring Valley area off Marsh Pike.
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In science:

Their presence has been determined by Doppler tomography (Marsh & Horne 1988).
A Spatially Resolved `Inside-out' Outburst of IP Pegasi
Full details of these observations have already been published by Marsh et al. (1997).
A comparison of DA white dwarf temperatures and gravities from Lyman and Balmer line studies
This test has already been performed by Dhillon & Marsh (1995), who made a tentative detection of 13CO in the K-band spectrum of the pre-CV V471 Tau.
On the use of 12CO/13CO as a test of common-envelope evolution
The data were reduced following the procedures described by Dhillon & Marsh (1995).
On the use of 12CO/13CO as a test of common-envelope evolution
This is in agreement with the detection of such a feature by Dhillon & Marsh (1995) and Catal´an et al. (2001).
On the use of 12CO/13CO as a test of common-envelope evolution
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