mud·flat | \ˈməd-ˌflat \

Definition of mudflat 

: a level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water or alternately covered and left bare by the tide

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Low tide was notoriously noxious, when raw sewage and garbage on the mudflats were exposed. Courtney Humphries,, "Boston vs. the rising tide," 28 Apr. 2018 From its tidal mudflats and fruit farms to the the famous museum and gardens, Sandringham is a versatile estate that has seen many a royal occasion. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Inside Queen Elizabeth II's Private Home at Sandringham Castle," 13 Dec. 2017 Noyes to beach it in the mudflats at Clay and Sansome streets, in the center of the commercial district. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "How ships on dry land helped Gold Rush San Francisco grow," 16 Feb. 2018 Yet more tracks suggest that around a dozen people, mostly women and children, traveled across the mudflat together, striking toward the southwest for parts unknown. Robert Clark, National Geographic, "Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano," 10 Oct. 2016 Students hike along trails and view animals as well as local beach, mudflat and upland habitats. Karen Pearlman,, "Chula Vista school district receives grant for coastal education," 2 Oct. 2017 Canada's Bay of Fundy is similar to Cook Inlet with its large tides and mudflats. Nancy Lord, Alaska Dispatch News, "Fascinating book on tides includes Alaska," 12 Aug. 2017 This is a quick primer in four parts, by four people who've spent a lot of time wandering around in blizzards and mudflats with notebooks and camera gear. Erin Mckittrick, Alaska Dispatch News, "How to document your Alaska adventure," 11 July 2017 The push south was surprisingly successful until General Douglas MacArthur landed his troops on the mudflats at Incheon, sending the northern troops back. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.," 17 May 2017

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1795, in the meaning defined above

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