Borings at different places show the fen soil to vary in depth from 24ft.
For a first book ‘A Daughter of the fen’ is full of promise.
They were almost overshadowed by an enormous mountain, which rose beyond the fen on the south.
Beyond, flows the fen River, and before him is the city gate.
When sometimes bits of fen land, from his neighbor's farms, got loose and floated on the water, Ryer felt he was in luck.
They came chiefly from the fen country and were only partially trained.
fen Wix must have got himself into trouble through his informing.
There has been little water in Coe fen for the last hundred years.
The rooms were numbered, and the number of the room given by old fen Wix was on the third floor.
Also, that is the most dangerous part of the fen, the miles between the river and this lake.
Old English fenn "mud, mire, dirt; fen, marsh, moor," from Proto-Germanic *fanjam- (cf. Old Saxon feni, Old Frisian fenne, Middle Dutch venne, Dutch veen, Old High German fenna, German Fenn "marsh," Old Norse fen, Gothic fani "mud"), from PIE *pen- "swamp" (cf. Gaulish anam "water," Sanskrit pankah "bog, marsh, mud," Old Prussian pannean "swampland"). Italian and Spanish fango, Old French fanc, French fange "mud" are loan-words from Germanic. The native Latin word was limus or lutum.