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mud flat

a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide

mud flat

[′məd ‚flat]
(geology)
A relatively level, sandy or muddy coastal strip along a shore or around an island; may be alternately covered and uncovered by the tide or may be covered by shallow water. Also known as flat.
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A WOMAN and a dog were pulled to safety in a dramatic rescue from mud flats in Wirral.
The paddle tips still occasionally struck the mud flat, now only several inches below the surface.
Firing downward at a mud flat or the surface of a pond is no different than firing horizontally at an inclined wall.
I hear about that all the time from guys who get stranded on a mud flat after the tide goes out," Hoke said.
There are three roof styles: One is a shed roof that is the same dimension as the mud flat, another cuts the mud flat in half and butts the two halves together along their short ends, and the third folds the mud flat in half along a center ridge.
In fact, the mud flats were proposed some years ago,but the plans were astonishingly vetoed by the city.
Firefighters were called after a teenager got stuck in a mud flat.
I remember when she tracked a sailed duck more than a quarter-mile, running across mud flats, swimming through a slough, down a beach and then paddling out to pick up the bird.
Stage 1 completed in 2011 and stage 2 in 2013 to stabilise breaches in the dyke wall with rock placement and capping, making the wall available for migratory birds and shorebird at high tide and protecting the mud flats for foraging at low tide.
Members of the sandpiper family, woodcock long ago gave up their feeding on coastal mud flats with other sandpipers to live and feed in the uplands.
How on earth did Holloway's legacy turn into this car crash of a season and a pitch like the mud flats on Morecambe Bay?
The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, and trucked to the Daecheon beach area, where it is used as the centrepiece of the so-called Mud Experience Land.