We passed also a muddy swamp of considerable extent, which in summer dries, and becomes incrusted with various salts; and hence is called a salitral.
As long as the ground remains moist in the salitrales (as the Spaniards improperly call them, mistaking this substance for saltpeter), nothing is to be seen but an extensive plain composed of a black, muddy soil, supporting scattered tufts of succulent plants.
In both countries the salt-lakes occupy shallow depressions in the plains; in both the mud on the borders is black and fetid; beneath the crust of common salt, sulphate of soda or of magnesium occurs, imperfectly crystallized; and in both, the muddy sand is mixed with lentils of gypsum.
Grewgious saw a staring white face, and two quivering white lips, in the easy-chair, and saw two muddy
hands gripping its sides.
They walked back through the miserable muddy streets, and among the poor, mean shops, and were jostled by the crowds of dirty hucksters usual to a poor neighbourhood.
Maggy then smeared her muddy face with her shawl, and presenting it to Mr Clennam as a type of purity, enabled him to see what she was like.
The dirty gateway with the wind and rain whistling through it, and the basket of muddy potatoes waiting to be spilt again or taken up, never seemed the common hole it really was, when he looked back to it by these lights.
In such a neighborhood, beyond Dockhead in the Borough of Southwark, stands Jacob's Island, surrounded by a muddy ditch, six or eight feet deep and fifteen or twenty wide when the tide is in, once called Mill Pond, but known in the days of this story as Folly Ditch.
You should have seen how he looked about him, all muddy and bleeding, and clung to them as if they were his dearest friends.
I should like well to hear them neigh over their hardly earned feed of corn, and see them, with their moist necks freed from the harness, dipping their eager nostrils into the muddy
It emphasized that Muddy
Waters, being short Sino-Forest stocks, stands to benefit from publishing negative allegations against the company.
HUDDERSFIELD'S outdoor ice rink has been removed after bad weather delayed contractors - but it has left behind a muddy
More than three decades ago - in 1972 - a young blues band featuring some Worcester musicians and a guitarist from Brookline named Bob Margolin opened for the legendary Muddy
Waters at Sir Morgan's Cove.
Emma and Lucy Reeves, co-founders of Muddy
Matches, an online community for country-minded people, yesterday started their marathon two-month voyage around the UK in their motorhome customised to look like a cottage.
And then, one day, the rains, the rains stopped raining down on our muddy
river town, and all that mud that made our town the muddy
river town that it was, all of that mud, it all dried up and turned to dirt.