mudflat


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mudflat

(ˈmʌdˌflæt)
n
(Physical Geography) a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
Translations
břeh zanášený přílivem
mudderbanke
iszapos lapály
leirur
breh zaplavovaný prílivom
gelgit sırasında çamur biriken alan

mud

(mad) noun
wet soft earth.
ˈmuddy adjective
covered with or containing mud. muddy boots/water.
verb
to make muddy. You've muddied the floor!
ˈmudflat noun
(often in plural) an area of muddy seaside land which is covered with water at high tide.
ˈmudguard noun
a shield or guard over the wheel of a car, bicycle etc to keep mud, rainwater etc from splashing upwards.
ˈmudskipper noun
a small fish found in shallow coastal waters, able to jump about and climb low rocks to look for food.
References in classic literature ?
Then, far away beyond the Crouch, came another, striding over some stunted trees, and then yet another, still farther off, wading deeply through a shiny mudflat that seemed to hang halfway up between sea and sky.
A day lost at the very best; but more likely a whole fortnight of frizzling on some pestilential mudflat, of desperate work, of discharging cargo; more than likely it meant borrowing money at an exorbitant rate of interest--from the Siegers' gang too at that.
Also, by going out the Transit slip, by climbing down the piles on a precarious ladder of iron spikes, and by crossing a boom of logs, she won access to the Rock Wall that extended far out into the bay and that served as a barrier between the mudflats and the tide-scoured channel of Oakland Estuary.
The Environment Agency is creating an area of saltmarsh and mudflat to compensate for the long-term loss of natural habitat from the new Redcar coastal flood defences and other planned flood defence schemes on the estuary.
Here you can cast to mangrove shorelines, fish the open water grassflats, bump jigs and live baits along grass and mudflat dropoffs, cast weedless baits and surface lures over shallow grass and mudflats or just soak baits on the bottom.
Post mortem results on a whale which died after stranding on a mudflat could take months to come back, experts said yesterday.
The locations A, B and C represent the sediments collected from the bottom of the creek, the m mudflat on the landward side of the creek and the mudflat on the seaward side of the creek respectively along every profile from 1 to 12 (Table 1: Fig.
In a contrasting set of photos from 2000, all that remains of the island is a puddle-pocked mudflat.
Unfortunately, these included planting non-native mangrove species, mainly in important mudflat zones.
As the sea covers up their mudflat feeding grounds, the flocks are forced into the air to perform spectacular aerial displays.
Variety in the size of tracks suggests that several different animals trod the transient mudflat.
Projects for environmental protection include the conversion of concrete shore-protection walls to mudflat while the repaving of streets will be carried out as part of urban redevelopment by utilizing private-sector investment, the officials said.