It has little white flowers tinged with blue or red, and does well on a rockery in half-shade in sand and peat.
Footnote 90: It has been suggested that Pest is a misprint for peat.
Equally good results were procured in tests of Florida and Michigan peat operated in the gas producer.
We might say that a peat marsh is the beginning of a coal bed.
In some pieces of peat have been found plants and insects that still flourish in Britain.
We first visited the dairy, composed of peat and rubble as usual.
But when one has a fine red cap with a blue tassel, one is too fine to ride on peat loads, and Anders trotted proudly by.
There's a moor on one side, and a wood on the other, and a peat bog at the bottom.'
From them the Lapps obtain their milk, cheese, peat, and the skin from which a good deal of their clothing is made.
The ultimate composition of the compounds of which peat consists.
c.1200, in Scottish Latin, of unknown origin, probably from a Celtic root *pett- (cf. Cornish peyth, Welsh peth "quantity, part, thing," Old Irish pet, Breton pez "piece"). The earliest sense is not of the turf but of the cut piece of it, and the Celtic root may be connected to that of piece.
Partially decayed vegetable matter, especially peat moss, found in bogs. The low levels of oxygen and the acidic environment in bogs prevent the degradation of peat. Peat is burned as fuel and also used as fertilizer. See more at bog.