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morass
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

3 uses
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Definition
a difficult situation that frustrates progress

or:

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  • God help those who wander into the great mire now, for even the firm uplands are becoming a morass.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (61% in)
  • There was no chance of finding footsteps in the mire, for the rising mud oozed swiftly in upon them, but as we at last reached firmer ground beyond the morass we all looked eagerly for them.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (89% in)
  • Somewhere in the heart of the great Grimpen Mire, down in the foul slime of the huge morass which had sucked him in, this cold and cruel-hearted man is forever buried.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (91% in)

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