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Dismal Swamp

a swamp in SE Virginia and NE North Carolina. About 30 miles (48 km) long; about 600 sq. mi. (1500 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then you leave the shore and go through a low marshy stretch, sort of a Dismal Swamp, and then up a hill.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • At the time he was pushing his project of draining the Dismal Swamp.

  • I know not; only the Dismal Swamp is a mass of flame, and all the reeds and flags are burning merrily; 'tis such a bonfire!

  • Such was the state of affairs when Byron arrived on that Dismal Swamp.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • The inflow of white blood was small, and much of what did come lost itself in the Dismal Swamp of miscegenation.

  • Before him stretched a Dismal Swamp, interspersed with occasional bits of higher ground.

    The Great Drought Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Trelawny tells us that this place is situated on the verge of a Dismal Swamp.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • Through his agency, the incorporated company known as the Dismal Swamp Company was organized.

  • It is a stream such as might properly empty into the Dismal Swamp, and find itself quite at home there.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • As Gud was passing through a Dismal Swamp, he came to a certain cypress tree and sat down on a knee thereof.

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
British Dictionary definitions for Dismal Swamp

Dismal Swamp

a coastal marshland in SE Virginia and NE North Carolina: partly reclaimed. Area: about 1940 sq km (750 sq miles). Area before reclamation: 5200 sq km (2000 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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