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bog hole

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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

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples

  • 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 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

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

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

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