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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. 2016.
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  • At the time Shamus was added to the population of Ireland, the patrimonial estate had dwindled down to a peat bog.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • There's a moor on one side, and a wood on the other, and a peat bog at the bottom.'

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • In a peat bog, formerly the bed of the lake, were found a large number of flint and bone artifacts.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • In 1865 three boats were discovered buried in a peat bog in Jutland.

    Ancient and Modern Ships. George C. V. Holmes
  • He was so black as if he'd been soaked in a peat bog—black hair, black eyes, black moustache and black beard.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • This pool is certainly more like a lake than the better-known Cranmere, which is little better than a peat bog.

    Dartmoor Arthur L. Salmon
  • Then the “peat bog,” with its cold, dark rain, and dangerous labor.

  • Walking on the present "floor" gives one somewhat the same feeling as walking on a peat bog.

    Huntley Tony P. Wrenn
  • The processes of condensation begun in the peat bog are then carried further.

  • For seven miles the road must be built over a peat bog into which a stone would sink to unknown depths.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
peat bog in Science
peat bog  
See under bog.
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