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quag·gy

 (kwăg′ē, kwŏg′ē)
adj. quag·gi·er, quag·gi·est
1. Resembling a marsh; soggy.
2. Soft and flabby.
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quaggy

(ˈkwæɡɪ; ˈkwɒɡɪ)
adj, -gier or -giest
1. (Physical Geography) resembling a marsh or quagmire; boggy
2. yielding, soft, or flabby
ˈquagginess n
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quag•gy

(ˈkwæg i, ˈkwɒg i)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
1. of or like a quagmire; marshy; boggy.
2. soft or flabby.
[1600–10]
quag′gi•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quaggy - (of soil) soft and wateryquaggy - (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
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quaggy

adjective
Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm:
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Earlier this year, Smith Brothers backed a golf day in aid of the Quaggy Development Trust, which provides services for families in parts of London, and sponsored a benefit dinner hosted by Frank Bruno for the Nigel Harris Sports Foundation, which provides sporting activities for underprivileged children.
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Going backwards we can produce 34 six-letter words: DUALLY, KNAGGY, KNARRY, KNOLLY, MEALLY, QUAGGY, QUARRY, SHAGGY, SHEAFY, SHELFY, SHELLY, SHERRY, SHOALY, SNAGGY, SNEERY, SNELLY, SNIFFY, SNUFFY, STAGGY, STARRY, STEELY, STILLY, STUFFY, STUGGY, THEALL, THEORY, WHALLY, WHEELY, WHERRY, WHIFFY, WHILLY, WHIRRY, WHOLLY, and WOOLLY.
[- - -] Lush grass was like her hair, I was enmeshed in wisps of mist as in her plaits, I trembled on quaggy bogs as on her breast.