salt marsh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salt marsh low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Salt marsh grass land subject to the overflow of salt water.
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Usage

In literature:

I recollect all the docks and streets from Bath-street downwards being sand-hills and salt-marshes.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Now it must look out for itself, eat, grow fat and strong, and then dig its way out into the salt-marsh.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
This was the Santa Rosa Tribe, and I followed its track along the old railroad right of way across the salt marshes to Sonoma Valley.
"The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London
Evidently the waves sweep clean across it in stormy weather when the sound is open; a salt marsh.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
The whole south side is a large plain, with much salt meadow or marsh, and several creeks.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
In time it became a salt lake, a marsh, and then a dry sink.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The noble improvement of a salt marsh by Mons.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
If they have to go through a salt marsh, they are laid in concrete to preserve the iron.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Salt marshes are also especially favoured by all the pigeon family in quest of salt, of which they seem to be inordinately fond.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
The salt marsh, bounding a part of the millpond where their boat lay, was trampled into a complete quagmire.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
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In poetry:

The calloused grass lies hard
Against the cracking plain:
Life is a grayish stain;
The salt-marsh hems my yard.
"By The Road To The Air Base" by Yvor Winters
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
A pale flickering. Gone.
The Tantramar marshes
and the smell of salt hay.
An iron bridge trembles
and a loose plank rattles
but doesn't give way.
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
No holly bush is here; no ancient yew tree;
Strange stones embedded in the salt marsh stand,
And rusted by the sun, the cypresses,
Like swords erect and planted in the sand.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
whirlwind fife-and-drum of the storm bends the salt
marsh grass, disturbs stars in the sky and the
star on the steeple; it is a privilege to see so
much confusion. Disguised by what
might seem the opposite, the sea-
side flowers and
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore

In news:

See warblers, owls, raptors, woodpeckers, and other great birds in the last salt marsh and natural forest on Manhattan Island.
The past couple years the salt content, even back in the marshes, has been higher than normal.
View a graphic showing what oil does to a salt marsh.
40 residents explore Quincy Salt Marsh Trail and Sailors' Cemetery.
The Quincy salt marsh trail on a late autumn afternoon.
At our Florida winter home, I often encounter a large tiger moth caterpillar at Wildflower Preserve just off Gasparilla Island, identified as the salt marsh caterpillar.
Salt Marsh Opera pleases with performance of Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.
Supporters of a Savannah River dredging permit have pointed to Georgia's promise to protect an extra 1,700 acres of salt marsh in Jasper County as a notable win for South Carolina, but the true value of the concession may be overestimated.
Two rare whooping crane s comes into rest at the Little Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
Trudge through the muck of our local salt marshes and oyster reefs - habitats crucial to our area's coastal flora and fauna - without getting your shoes dirty.
18 pm, Oct 29, 2012 Updated 5:21 p.m. FROM SALTWATER TO SALT MARSH.
On Thursday, the state's largest salt marsh was filled with oranges, but nothing to worry about, it was all part of a drill in the Scarborough marsh.
I love seeing the sun reflected off the spreading wakes of old shrimp boats returning with the day's catch while snowy white egrets feed in lush salt marshes.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – New charges have been filed against a suicidal man who started a standoff in a marsh , in July.
A man who allegedly fired a gun at an ATV rider and prompted a standoff in marshes near the Salt Lake City International Airport this summer faces several new charges.
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