sloughy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slough +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

sloughy (comparative more sloughy, superlative most sloughy)

  1. Marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.
    • 1724, Jonathan Swift, The Drapier's Letters (1903 edition), Letter 7:
      Neither should that odious custom be allowed, of cutting scraws, (as they call them) which is flaying off the green surface of the ground, to cover their cabins; or make up their ditches; sometimes in shallow soils, where all is gravel within a few inches; and sometimes in low ground, with a thin greensward, and sloughy underneath; which last turns all into bog, by this mismanagement.
    • 1918, Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, part 1, ch. 1:
      The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy, weedy district, near a group of factories.

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