swamp·​land | \ ˈswämp-ˌland How to pronounce swampland (audio) , ˈswȯmp- \

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Examples of swampland in a Sentence

attempting to build on swampland the ecology of the coastal swamplands
Recent Examples on the Web The 1967 law allowed the company to transform a sprawling area of undeveloped swampland into Florida’s biggest private employer and a massive driver of tourism. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 There was another reason to establish essential canals in the swampland of the young nation’s new capital: to establish the District of Columbia as a place of federal supremacy in the minds of the previously independent states. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Apr. 2022 In 1967, Disney mounted a publicity campaign to get the Florida Legislature to establish the district, allowing the company to build Walt Disney World in record time on a massive plot of undeveloped swampland near Orlando. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2022 The four-part series stars wilderness experts and best friends Donny Dust and Ray Livingston as they are dropped in various hostile locations, such as the Alaskan wilderness and a Louisiana swampland, and work together to survive for 10 days. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 8 Mar. 2022 As recently as the 1890s, the nine-mile barrier island now known as Miami Beach was little more than a fetid tangle of swampland, dominated by the remains of a handful of old coconut and avocado plantations. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2022 Everglades National Park gets all the attention in southern Florida, but the adjacent Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA has enough gators and swampland to go around. Jonathan Olivier, Outside Online, 21 Aug. 2018 Like much of the state’s serpentine swampland, Alexander Springs Wilderness is best explored by paddling. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 26 July 2021 Situations, like a dune buggy crash from which the rapper Young Thug is depicted as rescuing our central trio or a runner about a mythical Yeti in the swampland, can feel contrived. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of swampland

1662, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Swampland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swampland. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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