"swamp" as reflexive verb -- which sense?

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 4 14:47:05 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> My apologies.  Further reading of the historian who provided these
> snippets indicates that the sense intended is "to hide oneself in a
> swamp"!  (As the Narragansetts did in King Philip's War.) Joel
> That is an unusual use for "swamp". But having spent much time in the woods
of S.E. Connecticut and S.W. Rhode Island (the Narragansetts' homeland),
it makes sense. Plenty of muck and bullbrier (Smilax sp.) for a pursuer to
deal with.


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