boggy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj boggy (of soil) soft and watery "the ground was boggy under foot","a marshy coastline","miry roads","wet mucky lowland","muddy barnyard","quaggy terrain","the sloughy edge of the pond","swampy bayous"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Boggy Consisting of, or containing, a bog or bogs; of the nature of a bog; swampy; as, boggy land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • boggy Containing bogs; full of bogs; like or having the character of a bog.
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Usage

In literature:

So they started, and as Julie had said, the spring that fed the boggy spot was not far back in the grove.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The observer can never tell when he may have to wade a stream or tramp through a boggy marsh.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
It is stony ground, and boggy; he cannot go one foot farther that night.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
They were lying in a boggy place, and I had no means of taking them.
"Letters on the Nicobar islands, their natural productions, and the manners, customs, and superstitions of the natives" by John Gottfried Haensel
Adams burst through the long speargrass to see what was happening, and, standing on the boggy margin, holding the grasses aside, gazed.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Was neither rotten marsh nor boggy fen.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
He was just wallowing through the bushes and across a boggy place that I had sailed over like a bird.
"Mr. Rabbit's Wedding" by Albert Bigelow Paine
But a real bog ken is one that is built over boggy or marshy places too soft to support an ordinary structure.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
The ground on either side of the road was soft, black, and boggy, abounding in springs and scarcely susceptible of cultivation.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
But the edge of the pool on the side where she walked was boggy.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Tall purple flowers were growing on a green, boggy island close by.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Around and just below timberline are many lakes, and miles of marshy, boggy land.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
The country about Bodyke has an unfertile look, a stony, boggy, barren appearance.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The country round Tenterfield is something like the New Forest, with fine trees and a good many boggy bottoms.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The ground was wet and boggy for some distance on the other side.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
It's rather boggy land about there, and we get all muddy and wet unless it's really dry weather.
"Miss Mouse and Her Boys" by Mrs. Molesworth
A short distance behind us was a small patch of swampy, boggy ground.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
A great gravelly hill rises abruptly from the southern edge of this boggy home of shy plants, clothed with century old pines.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The path was uncertain in spots, and they had to be careful for fear of getting into some boggy hole.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
The ground towards the water was boggy and spongy, and the scent of the thickly growing myrtles was heavy in the air.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
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In poetry:

She never cam' hame, but they trackit her feet
To the moss; it was there wi' death she did meet,
In a boggy well-e'e owre heid she had sunk,
Beguil'd by the licht o' the wannerin' Spunk.
"Spunkie" by Janet Hamilton
An' when I'se been by Danube, an' when I'se been by Rhine,
Tryin' to onderstand 'cm, my homin' heart 'ud pine
For t' music o' my ain becks 'at spring 'mang boggy peat,
Wheer lapwings cry an' moorlarks lift prayers sae pure an' sweet.
"Yorkshire Five (Aire, Wharfe, Nidd, Ure and Swale)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

In news:

Carol Ann Sayle is co-founder and co-owner of Boggy Creek Farm, a five-acre urban, organic farm in Austin, Texas.
NICEVILLE — The 36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Mullet Festival grounds.
NICEVILLE — The 36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held Oct 19-21 at the Mullet Festival grounds site at the corner of State Road 85 North and College Boulevard.
A historic house on Boggy Creek Farm grows organically in Austin.
You can find them on boggy lakeshores and in marshes, wetlands and swamps across the continental United States.
Founder Lauren Boggi just loves that word.
Remember all the 1970s' Southern-fried cryptozoological flicks like "The Legend Boggy Creek".
It can handle almost anything except boggy soils and windy sites.
Tables under the Oaks at Boggy Creek Prior to the Event.
Thursday last at Boggy Creek Farm the Texas Farm-to-Table Food Caucus held its very first fundraiser and launch party.
Cranberry Creek, where the tart berries once were cultivated in the boggy vly.
Police were called to Boggy Creek Road and Ringhaver Drive for a report of a suspicious man on a golf car t .
Stopping at Boggy Creek Farm.
Gorgeous Red Potatoes from Boggy Creek Farm (Mueller).
Kellie Pickler is one of the headliners at the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival in Niceville this year.
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