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mud

a fine-grained soft wet deposit that occurs on the ground after rain, at the bottom of ponds, lakes, etc.

What does it mean when you dream about mud?

Plans or conditions are obscured by the “muddy waters” of emotional indecision. Solutions or new directions may become clear by washing away mud from shoes or a roadway.

mud

[məd]
(engineering)
(geology)
An unindurated mixture of clay and silt with water; it is slimy with a consistency varying from that of a semifluid to that of a soft and plastic sediment.
(materials)
(petrology)
The silt plus clay portion of a sedimentary rock.

mud

A mixture of soil with sufficient water to make it soft.

MUD

(games)
Multi-User Dimension or "Multi-User Domain". Originally "Multi-User Dungeon".

MUD

(MultiUser Dungeon, MultiUser Dimension, MultiUser Dialogue) Interactive games played by several people at a time on the Internet. Originally dungeons and dragon games with demons, elves and magicians, MUDs have been created for science fiction themes, cartoon characters and other types of games. MUDs have also evolved into 3D virtual reality sites.

There are many variations and permutations of MUDs. MOOs are object-oriented MUDs, and MUSEs (Multiuser Shared Environments) are generally designed for elementary and secondary students. A MUSH (MultiUser Shared Hallucination) allows new rooms and situations to be created. A MUCK (MultiUser Chat Kingdom) is a text-based MUD system similar to MUSH, and there is yet another MUCK (MultiUser Construction Kit), heavy on fantasy and myth. See avatar and VRML.
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Soft-plastics rigged weedless, topwaters and gold spoons can be deadly when cast far and retrieved just over the shallow grass and mudflats.
Here also there are certain local areal variations, such as the bottoms sediments showing highest values, in the landward and seaward zones of the lagoon, and that its place being occupied by the mudflat on the landward side of the creek in the middle zone.
The water depth in the middle of the study site was approximately 35 cm at high tide, and the mudflat was approximately 20 cm above sea level at low tide.
The intervening mudflats serve as vital resting sites and feeding grounds for migratory shorebirds.
Importance of beach, mudflat and marsh habitats to migrant shorebirds on Delaware Bay.
Projects for environmental protection include the conversion of concrete shore-protection walls to mudflat while the repaving of streets will be carried out as part of urban redevelopment by utilizing private-sector investment, the officials said.
The secret is to start with a mudflat (a nursery flat with no dividers) of one of the ground covers from our list below, left.
Answering a request from Donna Stovall, manager of the Fish and Wildlife Service's national wildlife refuges on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, a Navy team recently created some critical mudflat habitats for endangered water birds on the shores of historic Pearl Harbor.
Censuses of wintering shorebirds were conducted in mudflat habitats along the lower Laguna Madre during November-February of 1992-1993 and 1993-1994.
Originally one island comprised of approximately 132 acres, the loss of marsh in the center portion severed the two ends, resulting in two separate islands connected by mudflat.
The Environment Agency is creating an area of saltmarsh and mudflat to compensate for the long-term loss of natural habitat from the new Redcar coastal flood defences and other planned flood defence schemes on the estuary.
They found that most of the time females mate with a carefully chosen mate in his burrow but sometimes they are willing to mate with other neighbouring male, on the surface of the mudflat.