It has little white flowers tinged with blue or red, and does well on a rockery in half-shade in sand and peat.
He broke the peat with the peat-stick and kicked it into the fire.
Equally good results were procured in tests of Florida and Michigan peat operated in the gas producer.
There he was in the peat loft when I went for the peats, and he had it all as fine as clerk after passon.
In some pieces of peat have been found plants and insects that still flourish in Britain.
I say, I will make him eat some part of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days.
But when one has a fine red cap with a blue tassel, one is too fine to ride on peat loads, and Anders trotted proudly by.
From the peat of lower depths no cellulose could be obtained.
From them the Lapps obtain their milk, cheese, peat, and the skin from which a good deal of their clothing is made.
The place where first the cuckoo sings, Is by the peat pits on the hills.
c.1200, in Scottish Latin, of unknown origin, probably from a Celtic root *pett- (cf. Cornish peyth, Welsh peth "quantity, part, thing," Old Irish pet, Breton pez "piece"). The earliest sense is not of the turf but of the cut piece of it, and the Celtic root may be connected to that of piece.
Partially decayed vegetable matter, especially peat moss, found in bogs. The low levels of oxygen and the acidic environment in bogs prevent the degradation of peat. Peat is burned as fuel and also used as fertilizer. See more at bog.