peat bog


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peat 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
    • Peat bog a bog containing peat; also, peat as it occurs in such places; peat moss.
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In literature:

Crossed large peat bog and wet to the waist.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
The nature of the vegetation that flourishes in a bog, has much effect on the character of the peat.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
There's a moor on one side, and a wood on the other, and a peat bog at the bottom.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
The greatest obstacles were the peat bogs, into which I often sank knee-deep, and had to crawl out.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
Such cases are peat-bogs.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
A good example of the use of these relics to determine chronology is shown in the peat bogs of Denmark.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
His road was upon the top of the cliff, over a moor covered with peat-bogs and withered heather.
"Prisoners of Conscience" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Of the facts above referred to, the most important are those which relate to caverns, peat-bogs, and river-gravels.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
A similar substance is found in peat-bogs in Wales and Ireland.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The natural surroundings show that this fort was built when the peat-bog was a lake.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean

In poetry:

They durstna ride intil the bog,
That shoogit aneath their feet;
He dern'd him in a black moss hag,
For houkin' oot the peat.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
"I'm sick of this life," she said to Donald one day,
"By making the parridge and carrying peats from the bog far away."
"Then marry me, Belle, and peats you shall never carry again,
And we might take a trip to Glasgow and there remain."
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

After squishing through miles of bog--a mixture of water, peat, plants, and sheep droppings--we seemed to be making little progress.
Peat bogs play an essential role in mitigating climate change by keeping billions of tons of carbon buried beneath them.
The peat bogs that rim the Northern hemisphere may also play a crucial role in mitigating climate change.
Peat bogs are diverse ecosystems that form solely from surface water and precipitation.
Wildfires in drained peat bogs near Moscow in 2010 accounted for 80 to 90 percent of the city's smog, according to Wetlands International.
Twenty-five years ago Ireland was mired in a deep peat bog of slow growth, high emigration and shocking poverty.
Alleged peat bog miners take the county to court over its inspection warrant.
Fred Meyer and the Peat Bog Dilemma.
Fred Meyer Greenwood Peat Bog.
What will the new Fred Meyer development do to Greenwood's peat bog.
Peat bogs – ecosystems that store C02.