Three boats were discovered in the peat-moss at Nydam in Schleswig in 1863, by Engelhardt.
Then comes the chance of that wonderful moss the peat-moss, or Sphagnum.
Here and there, too, there were great cuttings of the peat-moss, with a thin line of water in the foot of the deep black trenches.
It is for this reason that a peat-moss is such a bad or rather an impossible soil.
He went with Macpherson, who showed the body in a peat-moss.
Not long ago a basket containing the bones of a child was found in a Scotch peat-moss.
It resembles the water in pits from which peat-moss has been taken; the taste is bitter and disagreeable.
peat-moss manure from London stables is much used, but artificial manures are also employed with good results.
Burst and rent asunder, art thou now lying buried in a peat-moss?
Some interesting experiments on the value of peat-moss as a litter have been recently carried out by Dr Bernard Dyer.
|peat moss |
Any of various mosses of the genus Sphagnum, growing in very wet places, especially bogs, around the world. The leaves of peat moss have large dead cells surrounded by smaller living ones that contain chloroplasts. The walls of the dead cells are perforated and readily absorb water, up to 20 times their dry weight. The walls also contain phenol compounds that resist decay and have antiseptic properties. Peat moss releases hydrogen ions that increase the acidity of the water in bogs. Because of its ability to absorb liquids, peat moss is sometimes used as diaper material by traditional peoples and was once used in making bandages. Peat moss is now used primarily to increase the water-holding capacity of soil. Also called sphagnum. See more at bog.