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Mud: the Mud

[cf. OED mud mire, sludge] n. the shallow sponging waters west of Andros or, among Eleutherans, a similar area off Eleuthera: 1966 (Otterbein 2). 1978 This vast shoal, locally called "The Mud", is so shallow that the sponges could easily be gathered by means of prongs and no costly diving equipment was therefore necessary (Bethel 94). All the sponge die out and only could find on the Mud grass sponge and wool sponge (Andros). (Gen.)

go on the Mud phr. to go sponging. (Gen.)

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-14 19:06
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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