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
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
The water crept over the mud-flats towards the gorse and the blackened heather.
Having thus, amid a general titter, played very prettily with his interrupter, the lecturer went back to his picture of the past, the drying of the seas, the emergence of the sand-bank, the sluggish, viscous life which lay upon their margins, the overcrowded lagoons, the tendency of the sea creatures to take refuge upon the mud-flats, the abundance of food awaiting them, their consequent enormous growth.
One day, on the mud-flat side of the Rock Wall, an Italian fishing boat hauled up on the sand dredged from the channel.
By the time I got close to the mud-flat his craft had disappeared inland.
The Chapman light- house, a three-legged thing erect on a mud-flat, shone strongly.
But the fact is that Valley Parade's mud-flats and the Ricoh Arena's current mosaic of mini bunkers suits the Bantams down to the ground (or, more to the point, six feet or so off the ground).
After the mud battles and a quick swim in the black waters we were ready for a trip out along the mud-flats to see the wrecked plane.
Last deferred her place at Sheffield University to study medicine while she explores the flints, mud-flats and grassy knolls in the shadow of 14th century Hadleigh Castle.
Lelaina, aged five, died in 2002 after becoming trapped in mud-flats at the Somerset resort as the tide came in before her family and coastguards could rescue her.
If Mr Carew-Chaston is correct in asserting that people won't 'pay a quarter of a million-plus for a flat to look out on mud-flats and count every single supermarket trolley', perhaps he should: A.
This is a national nature reserve, the province of birds rather than humans where it's not unusual to find yourself totally alone amongst the mud-flats, salt marshes and ancient woodlands and meadows.
The National Nature Reserve on Newtown Estuary in the north is a mixture of mud-flats, salt marshes and ancient woodland.