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A.Word.A.Day--quaggy

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This week's theme: a medley of words.

quaggy (KWAG-ee) adjective

Marshy; flabby; spongy.

[From quag (marsh), of unknown origin.]

See more usage examples of quaggy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

The River Quaggy is a small river in London (UK) flowing through the boroughs of Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"The car's right rear tire rolled up over a boulder, slid, and sank into a quaggy hole." E. Annie Proulx; The Half-skinned Steer; The Atlantic Monthly (Boston); Nov 1997.

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