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quaking bog

noun
1.
a bog formed of peat or woven rushes and shrubs that forms over water or soft mud and shakes when walked upon.
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  • Anyhow, there will be solid ground at the bottom, not a quaking bog.

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards
  • At other times it was through the quaking bog or treacherous muskeg.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train Egerton Ryerson Young
  • 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
  • I am now going to cross the quaking bog, and go through the burning forest.

  • The majority of his comrades sank helplessly into this quaking bog.

  • They left the strange island in the heart of the quaking bog in the same way they had reached it.

  • 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
  • An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
  • They pressed forward, and in another moment stood on the edge of the quaking bog.

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards
  • Lying flat, she began slowly and cautiously to wriggle out across the surface of the quaking bog.

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards

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