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mud flat

n.
Low-lying muddy land that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide.

mud flat

n
1. (Physical Geography) a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide

mud′ flat`


n.
a mud-covered, gently sloping tract of land alternately covered and left bare by tidal waters.
[1805–15]
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Noun1.mud flat - a tract of low muddy land near an estuarymud flat - a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
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mud flat

ndistesa fangosa
References in classic literature ?
And when the Reindeer was high and proud on the water once more, we dashed away with the breeze on our quarter, and at the last possible moment crossed the mud flats and entered the slough.
The incoming tide glistened oilily as it rolled over the mud flats. She rose and shivered.
For now, I'm concentrating on what's really cool this time of year, and that's a sunny 73-degree afternoon with fish pushing up on a skinny mud flat to get warm and eat.
The agreement calls for the parties to remove contaminated sediment from a mud flat area near the north section of Riverside County Park, install a protective cap over the approximately five-acre excavated area and conduct lab tests of sediment treatment technologies.
Steve Bewers, the Environment AgencyAEs project manager for London Gateway, said: oThe creation of this inter-tidal mud flat will compensate that lost through the building of London Gateway Port.
We passed Burnt Island, and Chuck pointed out a rustic cabin sitting high above the mud flat. We stopped briefly to watch a pair of nesting sandhill cranes, then again to examine huge bear tracks in the mud.
TO AVOID SCRAMBLING UP THE STEEP, MUDDY BANK, I WALKED DOWN TO WHERE THE SMALL CREEK SPILLED INTO A MUD FLAT. AS I WALKED ACROSS THE FANNED SAND AND MUD THE GROUND QUIVERED LIKE JELLY.
Community structure of macrobenthos and the results of macropredator exclusion on a tropical intertidal mud flat. Rev.
On 6 August the NAS Patuxent River, Md., search and rescue team retrieved a 71-year-old man stranded in a mud flat (see "People-Planes-Places," p.
From 1993 to 1999, the authors made annual trips to the Mud Flat Road in Owyhee County, Idaho, and identified 57 species of butterflies along the Idaho portion of that route.
Initial paleoecological and sedimentological evidence suggest a nonturbulent, low energy, marine, mud flat environment.
I chose four habitat types within Middle Marsh as experimental sites: (1) a shallow subtidal shell bottom adjacent to an oyster reef ("oyster rock"), (2) a shallow subtidal seagrass bed dominated by Zostera marina, (3) an unvegetated intertidal mud flat, and (4) an unvegetated intertidal sand flat (Fig.