a tract of low, soft, wet ground.
a marsh or bog.
any confusing or troublesome situation, especially one from which it is difficult to free oneself; entanglement.
a tract of swampy low-lying land
a disordered or muddled situation or circumstance, esp one that impedes progress
“wet, swampy tract,” 1650s, from Dutch moeras “marsh, fen,” from Middle Dutch marasch, from Old French marais “marsh,” from Frankish, possibly from West Germanic *marisk, from Proto-Germanic *mariskaz “like a lake,” from *mari “sea” (see mere (n.)). The word was influenced in Dutch by moer “moor” (see moor (n.)). Figurative use is attested from 1867. Replaced earlier mareis (early 14c.; see marish).
- Motais operation
Motais operation Mo·tais operation (mō-tā’, mô-tě’) n. Transplantation of the middle third of the tendon of the superior rectus muscle of the eyeball into the upper lid to supplement the action of the levator muscle in cases of ptosis.
member of the appropriate sex
message of the day message of the day
noun 1. a small spoon with a pierced bowl for removing tea leaves from a cup of tea.