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moss hag

noun, Scot.
an area, pit, or hole from which peat has been dug.
Origin of moss hag
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He rolled them up, and put them with the saddle and equipment of his dead horse in the safe shelter of a moss-hag.

    Lochinvar S. R. Crockett
  • Following the sound, he came to a moss-hag, where a group of Covenanters were worshiping God.

    Sketches of the Covenanters J. C. McFeeters
  • A moss-hag is a cut on the hillside, formed by frost and rain; and overhung with moss, heather, and other growths.

    Sketches of the Covenanters J. C. McFeeters

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