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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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marsh

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 12 words.

démarche, gouache, harsh, marsh, moustache (US mustache) • Saltmarsh

marsh

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 12 words.

démarche, gouache, harsh, marsh, moustache (US mustache) • Saltmarsh

marsh crake

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

noun (also marsh rail) a small secretive swamp bird, Porzana pusilla affinis (also called koitareke). 2002 moon Birds

ernie marsh n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 25 words.

the grass.

1960 J. Franklyn Dict. of Rhy. Sl. 1998–2002 G.D. Smith Cockney Rhy. Sl. [Internet] Ernie...

bacchus marsh n. (Aus.)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

a semi-erect penis.

1999 Roger's Profanisaurus 3 in Viz 98 Oct. 3: Baccus Marsh n. A dobber From the spongy

marsh

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

OE. mer(i)sċ = MLG. mersch, marsch, MDu. mersch(e) (whence G. marsch, Du. marsk):- WGmc. *marisk-

Marsh, James (1794–1846)

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

(1794–1846)

British chemist.

Marsh's test (for arsenic)

George Perkins Marsh (1801–82)

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 65 words.

Man is everywhere a disturbing agent. Whenever he plants his foot, the harmonies of nature are turned to discords.

Marsh

Pontine Marshes

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 135 words.

biz, Cadíz, Cadiz, fizz, frizz, gee-whiz, his, is, jizz, Liz, Ms, phiz, quiz, squiz, swizz, tizz, viz, whizz,

Pontine Marshes

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 135 words.

biz, Cadíz, Cadiz, fizz, frizz, gee-whiz, his, is, jizz, Liz, Ms, phiz, quiz, squiz, swizz, tizz, viz, whizz,

marsh marigold

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

noun either of two small creeping plants of damp sites, Psychrophila novaezelandiae or P. obtusata, with pale yellow flowers.

marsh ribbonwood

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 7 words.

noun = mākaka sense 2.

Hackney marsh n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 44 words.

1 a glass (of alcohol).

1960 J. Franklyn Dict. of Rhy. Sl. 1969 S.T. Kendall Up the Frog. 1992null...

NETLEY MARSH (HAMPSHIRE)

CAROLE HOUGH.

in Notes and Queries

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 0 words.

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Bullfrog of the Pontine Marshes

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 29 words.

A derisive nickname used by Winston Churchill in the Second World War for the Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini (

Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 94 words.

A radio comedy series that ran from 1947 to 1953. It was written by and starred Kenneth Horne (

George Perkins Marsh (1801–82)

Edited by W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 792 words.

Sight is a faculty; seeing, an art.

Man and Nature (1864), 10

sight is a faculty

seeing, an art

Marsh, Othniel Charles (1831–99)

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 7 words.

(1831–99)

US palaeontologist.

koitareke

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

noun = marsh crake. [Māori]

limnology

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 9 words.

XIX. f. Gr. límnē lake, marsh + -OLOGY.