quaggy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj quaggy (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Quaggy Of the nature of a quagmire; yielding or trembling under the foot, as soft, wet earth; spongy; boggy. "O'er the watery strath, or quaggy moss."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quaggy Yielding to the feet or trembling under the foot, as soft wet earth; boggy; spongy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Quaggy spongy, boggy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Quag Quagmire

Usage

In literature:

We bore to the south down a descent, and came to some moory, quaggy ground intersected with water-courses.
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
My body lay still in the quaggi, but my spirit ran about on the ice, and guided Kotuko and the dogs in all the things they did.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
I cautiously approached its quaggy edges, when I was shocked by what appeared to be a sudden vision!
"The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
She listened to the sermon as from a warm nest safely raised above the quaggy ground of personal feeling.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
Weston, blinking about him, discovered in the quaggy mould two foot-prints half filled with water.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The swamp is quaggy, the summit rocky.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The quaggy banks were frozen hard now.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
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