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bog hole

noun, Physical Geography.
1.
a land-surface depression occupied by waterlogged soil and spongy vegetative material that cannot bear the weight of large animals.
Origin of bog hole
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • His good horse was constantly stumbling against some tree or into some bog-hole that by rights ought not to be there.

    Bluebeard Clifton Johnson
  • By standing on tiptoe his nose was just above the edge of the bog-hole, so he could see them.

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • I saw his head for quite a long time craning out of the bog-hole, but it sucked him down at last.

  • I was that mad that I might have thrown you into the bog-hole if the craving had not passed from me.

    The Lake George Moore
  • The gray dawn of the morning would see Tim digging away in a bog-hole, may be, or rooting under some old stone walls like a pig.

  • He would put his foot in a bog-hole and stumble so sharply that I would all but lose my seat.

  • Dennis rolled over on the ground beside the bog-hole and screamed with laughter.

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • The path led through it, and if he left the path he would without doubt perish in a bog-hole.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • Just to break the monotony the Preacher stepped into a bog-hole and disappeared, temporarily, from view.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • Larry was covered with mud from the bog-hole, and Eileen and Dennis were wet and muddy from falling into the puddle.

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins

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