Quaking bog


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quaking bog a bog of forming peat so saturated with water that it shakes when trodden upon.
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In literature:

Elsewhere, the ground quaked and yielded underfoot, and it became necessary to make detours to avoid these arid bogs.
"The Golden Fleece" by Julian Hawthorne
They were on the Quaking Bog, she knew.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
Gottlieb was still there, every member of him quaking like a bog under a heavy heel.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
Through the summer heat, through the windfall, over the quaking forest bog, tramped Laura Secord.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
At other times it was through the quaking bog or treacherous muskeg.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
As far as he could see the same stretch of quaking bog extended.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
They pressed forward, and in another moment stood on the edge of the quaking bog.
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards
A marsh in which, from its concave and impermeable bottom, the waters remain stagnant, rendering the surface a quaking bog.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The majority of his comrades sank helplessly into this quaking bog.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
I am now going to cross the quaking bog, and go through the burning forest.
"The Irish Fairy Book" by Various

In poetry:

Some are so placid and serene
(As Irish bogs are always green),
They sleep secure from waking;
And are indeed a bog, that bears
Your unparticipated cares
Unmoved and without quaking.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
"The very air we breathe is thick with whisperings of hell;
The foolish trust the quaking bog, where wise men sink as well,
Who follow them: O husband mine, for love of me, beware
Of touching slime that from the pit is oozing everywhere!
"Mistress Hale Of Beverly" by Lucy Larcom

In news:

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.