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  • Rank reeds and lush, slimy water-plants sent an odour of decay and a heavy miasmatic vapour onto our faces, while a false step plunged us more than once thigh-deep into the dark, quivering mire, which shook for yards in soft undulations around our feet.

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  • Jem, sitting beside him, was squint-eyed, miasmal, and mute, as he always was in the morning.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The red miasma swam before her eyes; her stomach churned in ITs rhythm.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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