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peat bog

a swamp in which peat has accumulated.
Origin of peat bog
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The supply of water is ample, but the water is hard, and has a smack of peat-bog in its flavour.

    A Month in Yorkshire Walter White
  • We must place in this class the peat-bog of Wauwyl, canton of Lucerne (five settlements).

    Primitive Man Louis Figuier
  • To me these hypotheses seem more like the apparently solid spots in a peat-bog, on which whoso alights is let into the morass.

    Magic and Religion Andrew Lang
  • The field had been reclaimed from the peat-bog, and some of the potatoes had already been dug and put into pits.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • The gateway in the outer wall fronted a peat-bog, the shore of which was some ten feet distant.

  • Not far outside the town of Lerwick, on the Shetland Islands there is a great, black, muddy tract of land called a peat-bog.

  • Here a peat-bog has encroached upon a fresh-water lake and has covered a mud bottom strewn with shells of pond-snails and mussels.

  • Fred was off in a moment, and before he had got fifty yards away was floundering knee-deep in a peat-bog.

    Freaks on the Fells R.M. Ballantyne
  • The natural surroundings show that this fort was built when the peat-bog was a lake.

peat-bog in Science
peat bog  
See under bog.
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