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quaking bog

a bog formed of peat or woven rushes and shrubs that forms over water or soft mud and shakes when walked upon. Unabridged
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  • We will avoid, as far as possible, stepping on to the quaking bog of Reichs history.

    The Story of Nuremberg Cecil Headlam
  • At other times it was through the quaking bog or treacherous muskeg.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Anyhow, there will be solid ground at the bottom, not a quaking bog.

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards
  • I am now going to cross the quaking bog, and go through the burning forest.

  • The frost King freezes up every lake and stream, and hardens into adamant every muskeg and quaking bog.

    On the Indian Trail Egerton Ryerson Young
  • The majority of his comrades sank helplessly into this quaking bog.

  • First Aunt: There is a good dyke around about the marshes, and a sort of quaking bog.

    Three Wonder Plays Lady I. A. Gregory
  • They left the strange island in the heart of the quaking bog in the same way they had reached it.

  • The old–fashioned garden reeled before her eyes, and the hard–gravelled path seemed to become a quaking bog.

  • Our Arethusa is one of the prettiest of the orchids, and has been pursued through many a marsh and quaking bog by her lovers.

    Riverby John Burroughs

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