|'Indian Slough' 16x20" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner|
an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or
swamp like region.
a hole full of mire, as in a road.
or the like.
a condition of degradation, despair,
*Webster: number 4 doesn't work for me. I'll change that to 'a condition of glorious mud teeming with life; the thought of which can give one comfort and hope.'