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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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The DMA significantly increased biomass of ryegrass, Sesbania, ryegrass, and maize grown in mudflat saline soil, and the biomass of all plants increased with increasing DMA rates (Figure 1).
Only in one location, at profile 9, the areal variation across the creek is considerable, showing an increase in concentration from 5 ppm (at A bottom sediment) to 50 ppm (at C the seaward mudflat).
The mudflat site IV could not be sampled in November 1988 due to the incoming tide.
* One mudflat (at least 16 by 16 inches) of baby's tears (shown) or other ground cover
In the end, the team had created critical mudflats for foraging, islands for stilt nesting, and channels to easily direct water to all parts of the pond.
-- This area is comprised of a large complex of enclosed shallow water and exposed, firm mudflat just west of Horse Island in Unit 5, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR).
Green manuring in mudflat salt-soil can be an effective way to minimize input of sewage sludge as the source of toxins elements.
The site will develop into an area of mudflat and saltmarsh which will be internationally important for many species of native and migrant birds, while maintaining the level of flood protection to the surrounding area.
The breaches will allow the tide coming up the estuary to wash in and out, creating a new area of inter-tidal mudflat and saltmarsh.
The researchers first established the background mating rate of Uca annulipes fiddler crabs on mudflats in Durban Harbour, South Africa.
Shepherd studied a mudflat evenly populated by the birds' main prey, the mud shrimp Corophium volutator.
A Wet Grassland ( CCSWG ) providing a new roosting area adjacent to the new intertidal mudflats.