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A.Word.A.Day--paludal

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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.

paludal (puh-LOOD-uhl) adjective

Of or relating to marshes.

[From Latin palus (marsh).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"At 2 am, in this paludal hinterland, a lone roadside figure bristling with electronic and photographic gear must present a curious sight." Mark Wilson; A Rarity of a Book About Rare Birds; Boston Globe; Mar 5, 1995.

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