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Thursday, September 16, 2010

quaggy

\KWAG-ee\ , adjective;
1.
Marshy; boggy.
2.
Soft or flabby.
Quotes:
The pool, thank Heaven! was not deep enough to have drowned any one; there were no signs of a struggle on its quaggy edges.
-- In a hollow of the hills: and other tales
I am listening to the classical station and becoming slightly delusional and eating some quaggy carroty mushy soup.
-- "You Know You Love Me," Sonatina Blog, http://littlesonata.blogspot.com, May, 2008
Origin:
Quaggy ultimately derives from the Old English cwabba, "shake or tremble," in the sense of viscous fluid.
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