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salt marsh

(noun) - low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater

Sandhills

(noun) - the hilly, central area of South Carolina that was a prehistoric beachfront and is marked by deposits of sand and sedimentary rock

sandlapper

(noun) -  a nickname for South Carolinians, primarily from the sandy eastern part of the state.  Its meaning and origins are contested. 

sawmill

(noun) - a building with machines used to cut lumber

scalawag

(noun) - a nickname for southern whites who supported Reconstruction following the Civil War

Scots-Irish

(noun) - a person from Scotland living in Ireland; especially Scottish Protestants sent by the English crown to settle in Catholic Northern Ireland. Many immigrated to the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sea Islands

(noun) - a chain of tidal and barrier islands on the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean coast. There are over 100 islands in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  

seagull

(noun) - a common bird that lives near the ocean

secede

(verb) - to split from or to withdraw from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organization

segregate

(verb) - to separate by race or religion. Also, to practice a policy of racial segregation.

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