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salt marsh

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An area of low coastal grassland frequently overflowed by the tide.

salt marsh

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(Physical Geography) an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation

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a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.
[before 1000]
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Noun1.salt marsh - low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
fenland, marsh, marshland, fen - 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"
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Prosecutors say Triston Saltmarsh was a foot soldier in a blackmail scam designed to con the owners of small businesses out of thousands of pounds.
The Environment Agency project will create 22 hectares of inter-tidal saltmarsh and mudflat at Greatham Creek and will compensate for the loss of similar habitats across the Tees Estuary and Redcar.
In their book, "To Serve a Larger Purpose": Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education, editors John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley suggest that, even in this challenging environment, there remain signs of higher education's commitments to democracy.
For example, local ecologists have suggested that it would be a good idea to allow parts of the Tamar Valley to return to being a saltmarsh as it would alleviate the potential flood threat and allow the re-establishment of what's now becoming an increasingly rare habitat.
The location, at the top of the Dyfi Estuary and flanked by the Cambrian Mountains is a veritable wildlife haven, with a huge variety of different habitats - Welsh oak woodland, wet grassland, saltmarsh, reedbeds, heathland, rivers and ponds.
From January 28, the defences one mile north of Alnmouth, upstream of Duchess bridge, will go, allowing high tides to flood into six fields covering around 100 acres which nature will reclaim to create flood defences such as saltmarsh.
Thomas Maloney and Richard Saltmarsh - described as the ringleaders of a drug dealing business - are due to be sentenced in Manchester later this month.
Reliable Mark Saltmarsh will again take over at scrum half while giant Kiwi Logan Howell and George Hinchliff form the second row.
The breaching of the sea wall will be a crucial step in converting into saltmarsh more than 200 acres of arable farmland at Abbotts Hall Farm, seven miles south of Colchester, Essex.
But that didn't stop Katie Saltmarsh, Sally Moore, Ashley Chester and Angie Sammons from leading the charge Saturday.
Matt Saltmarsh, of Hong Kong, pleaded with Mr Edwards to show he was "big enough" to admit his mistake and find a way to defend the Cup title.
The field trips at Whyalla, Cowell, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay, Pt Lincoln and Streaky Bay will take in some of the regions most stunning coastal saltmarsh habitats, Barbara said.