• Guinea-Bissau, on the swampy west African coast, cannot rival nearby countries in cocoa production or mining.

    ECONOMIST: A small country upholds an unfortunate tradition

  • But swampy sell-through is definitely surprising financial analysts, some of whom are cutting Microsoft's revenue forecasts.

    ENGADGET: Editorial: Microsoft is singing the right tune with some wrong notes

  • When the explorers hit the swampy ridge where the east-flowing Chicago originates, they had to carry their canoes.

    FORBES: A most unromantic river

  • In "Glass Bottom Boat, " Portner wades steadily through swampy soundscapes, complete with croaking synthesizers and grunting bass lines.

    NPR: First Listen: Avey Tare, 'Down There'

  • The jungle outpost of Lago Agrio is in northeastern Ecuador, where the elevation plummets from the serrated ridge of the Andes to the swampy lowlands of the Amazon Basin.

    NEWYORKER: Reversal of Fortune

  • These particular snakes are believed to have gotten their start in the Everglades through the well-intentioned, but ill-considered, action of a few Americans who thought they were doing the humane thing by turning their pet pythons loose in the swampy wilderness.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: Snakes in the grass

  • The ground was soft and swampy, fallen tree branches lay over the paths, I heard the obsessive self-hypnotizing cicadas, the gulp of the bullfrogs, and knew with an animal sense only lately developed in me that there were some four-footed creatures about.

    NEWYORKER: Wakefield

  • One night in early autumn, with the swampy ground of the Nature Preserve papered with fallen leaves, I was hunkered down to examine a dead snake about a foot in length whose color I thought might in life have been green, when, as I stood, I felt something brush the top of my head.

    NEWYORKER: Wakefield

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