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Marsh, Dame Ngaio

(Encyclopedia)Marsh, Dame Ngaio n´ [key], 1899–1982, New Zealand detective story writer. She was an art student, actress, and theatrical producer before her first novel, A Man Lay Dead, was published in 1934...


(Encyclopedia)marsh: see swamp.

New Zealand literature

(Encyclopedia)New Zealand literature. In the 20th cent. New Zealand developed a vital literary tradition, though only a few of its authors are well-known outside its islands: Katherine Mansfield, short-story writer...

Romney Marsh

(Encyclopedia)Romney Marsh rm´n [key], region, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), Kent, SE England, extending c.9 mi (15 km) inland. A former coastal marsh, the region has been wholly reclaimed to provide fertile pasture...

Marsh, Adam

(Encyclopedia)Marsh, Adam, or Adam de Mariscomâr´sk [key], d. 1259?, English Franciscan scholar. He was a student of Robert Grosseteste. When Grosseteste became bishop, Marsh took his place in the Franciscan ...

Marsh, Reginald

(Encyclopedia)Marsh, Reginald, 1898–1954, American painter and illustrator, b. Paris. Both his parents were artists. After their return to the United States, he studied at Yale (B.A., 1920). He worked as an illus...

marsh antelope

(Encyclopedia)marsh antelope, name for members of a group of deerlike African antelopes, usually found in reeds or tall grasses near water. The males of this group have horns that curve back, up, and forward; femal...

marsh gas

(Encyclopedia)marsh gas: see methane.

marsh mallow

(Encyclopedia)marsh mallow and marshmallow: see mallow.

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