bog

Definitions

  • Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bog get stuck while doing something "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
    • v bog cause to slow down or get stuck "The vote would bog down the house"
    • n bog wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • bog A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
    • bog A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass. "Appalled with thoughts of bog , or caverned pit,
      Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread."
    • v. t Bog To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire. "At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the slough of Lochend."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bog Wet, soft, and spongy ground, where the soil is composed mainly of decayed and decaying vegetable matter; a quagmire covered with grass or other plants; a piece of mossy or peaty ground; a moss.
    • n bog A little elevated piece of earth in a marsh or swamp, filled with roots and grass.
    • bog To sink or submerge in a bog, or in mud and mire: used chiefly in the passive, to be bogged.
    • bog To sink or stick in a bog; hence, to flounder among obstacles; be stopped.
    • n bog A specter; a bugbear.
    • bog Bold; sturdy; self-sufficient; petulant; saucy.
    • n bog Brag; boastfulness.
    • bog To boast.
    • bog To provoke.
    • bog To ease the body by stool.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bog bog soft ground: a marsh or quagmire
    • v.t Bog to sink or to entangle
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Quotations

  • P.K. Shaw
    P.K. Shaw
    “Some people prefer to keep their foot in a bog so they don't risk falling over.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ir. & Gael. bog, soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach, bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan, quagmire

Usage

In literature:

But the bogs, Ben, they beat them all.
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
The vast expanse of barren bog upon the left has become almost obscure.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
While I was thus desperately tacking through the bog, children and cattle began to disperse, until only a pair of girls remained behind.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They had by this time fully entered the bog.
"The Boy Scouts of Lenox" by Frank V. Webster
In the olden days, one of the Bog Beings was pulled out of a bog and carried to the camp.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
Janet, keeping clear of the bog, went down here intending to jump across.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
We paid for our farm the first year, from the cranberries which grew in a bog on our land and which we sold for $1.00 a bushel.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
And the night was all wrapt in an odour of bog myrtle and flowers.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
They pressed forward, and in another moment stood on the edge of the quaking bog.
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards
They were pretty girls all, and I remember particularly that Betty had a spray of bog-myrtle and heather fastened at a brooch at her neck.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
We read of bread-trees, the butter for which lies ready-churned in Irish bogs.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
Extensive bogs were in the neighbourhood, connected with the huge bog of Allan, the Palus Maeotis of Ireland.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
SWAMPS AND BOGS REQUIRE DRAINAGE.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
But it had not bogged down Bedford Forrest.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
I wasn't prepared for this bog.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
A huge white Mecha-meck was the chief dish, with bog nuts on the side.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
It lay fifteen miles further on, across a desolate stretch of bog.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
Bogle had sunk above his waist in the middle of the slushy spot, which was nothing less than a treacherous bog.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
These attempts were an improvement upon his first trials at Dewley Burn bog, when occupied there as a herd-boy.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Present day bog deposits are known in some cases to have a thickness of forty feet.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
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In poetry:

Such was the mother
The foal's hide was brown,
All fleecy and curly,
And soft like bog-down;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
The moon is hardly shaping
Her circle in the fog;
A dumb stream is escaping
Its prison in the bog.
"Picture Songs" by George MacDonald
I am, sir,
The master's cur,
As I'm known to scout
Through the fen,
The bog, and glen,
When a slave is out.
"The Slave-Catcher" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Until a world comes to life —
Morning, the silent bog,
And the God of imagination waking
In a Mucker fog.
"Kerr's Ass" by Patrick Kavanagh
High and high in the sky,
From the red fields of slaughter
Ever they fly and cry
For the brown bog, the grey water.
"The Wild Geese" by Katharine Tynan
The wet leaves of the cocksfoot
Polished my boots as I
Went round by the glistening bog-holes
Lost in unthinking joy.
"On An Apple-Ripe September Morning" by Patrick Kavanagh

In news:

A LifeFlight of Maine helicopter took an 11-year-old boy to Maine Medical Center in Portland after he was struck by a vehicle while bicycling on Bog Road in Leeds .
Daz Bog patrons watch as police search for a suspect in a building at Cleveland Place and 16th Street in downtown Denver on Monday.
Clemens trial bogged down by objections.
One team breezed through Paraguayan paradise while the others got bogged down in Paraguayan purgatory.
Twenty-five years ago Ireland was mired in a deep peat bog of slow growth, high emigration and shocking poverty.
Google chief executive Larry Page penned the Google statement made on its Official Google Bog, commending Motorola for being an innovator and made a "big, early bet on Android".
Then leap over a few walls before climbing up a mud hill and sliding down into a mud bog.
Then another mud hill and another mud bog.
And another mud hill and another mud bog.
But why get bogged down in the norm.
Euro zone bogged down in myriad of Greek debt options.
UC's OA plan bogged down in complicated opt-outs.
Www.museum.ie Map: Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Description: Glen Hansard's pick - permanent exhibit on bog bodies.
For Bog purposes, they're forever Wizards.
In a city filled with great parks , this is the Big Kahuna: a quaking bog, wildflower gardens, golf course, children's vegetable garden, public swimming beach (plus a more "untamed," unofficial one), beach volleyball, and much more.
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In science:

This allows us to get more quickly to the main ideas of the paper without getting bogged down in semigroup theory.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Then the composite of πΣ with the normalization map of Z Λ defines a toric modification in which the divisor Dv appears and we have that the divisorial valuation associated to Dv is equal to ν (see [Bo], [BoGS] or [GPGS]).
Quasi Ordinary Singularities, Essential Divisors and Poincare Series
This is fine as long as we have some external set theory with which to define a 2-category CAT of large enough categories. 19This is not quite true; I am omitting some details in an attempt to give the flavor of the sub ject without getting bogged down.
Set theory for category theory
Note that the proof is essentially the one given in [Q2] for DG Lie algebras or in [BoG] for commutative DG algebras.
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
We define on Alg(O) the structure of simplicial category which is a direct generalization of the definitions [BoG], Ch. 5.
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
Recall (cf. [BoG], [HDT], ch. 6) the definition of simplicial commutative dg algebra Ω = {Ω(n)}n≥0 .
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
BoG], Lemma 5.2) There is a natural morphism Φ(W ) : Hom(A, Ω(W ) ⊗ B ) −→ Hom∆0 Ens (W, Hom∆ (A, B )) which is a bijection provided W is finite.
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
All the assertions of [BoG], Ch. 6, are valid in our case.
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
So by Bogomolov’s inequality (see [Bog], or [OSS], end of II.2, for our particular case of bundles on Pn) E is not stable, and if it is semistable, then a destabilizing subsheaf is a subbundle, that is, E is a shift of the trivial bundle.
On endomorphisms of projective bundles
Some solutions are so complex that present day symbolic manipulation programs quickly bog down. (For specific symbolic computations we have used a vanilla installation of Maple.) To summarize the situation we present several tables and diagrams.
Generating perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
Within one page he was forced to retract from this promising start to get bogged down in the murky area of “domain-ordered relations” versus “domain-unordered relationships”.
Set-Theoretic Preliminaries for Computer Scientists
The solution of almost any field theory requires approximations which rely on the mastery of complicated expressions such that it is easy to get bogged down in technical details.
The zero-dimensional O(N) vector model as a benchmark for perturbation theory, the large-N expansion and the functional renormalization group
By BOG (n) we denote the Grassmannian of n –dimensional subspaces of U .
Real Equivariant Bordism for elementary abelian 2-groups
Generally, BOG (n) is a classifying space for n –dimensional real G –vector bundles, compare [ 9, Chapter I, Section 9].
Real Equivariant Bordism for elementary abelian 2-groups
Proof The space (BOG (n))G classifies n –dimensional G –vector bundles E over a base space X with trivial G –action.
Real Equivariant Bordism for elementary abelian 2-groups
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