moss hag


noun Scot.

an area, pit, or hole from which peat has been dug.

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Origin of moss hag

First recorded in 1810–20
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Example sentences from the Web for moss hag

  • A moss-hag is a cut on the hillside, formed by frost and rain; and overhung with moss, heather, and other growths.

  • Following the sound, he came to a moss-hag, where a group of Covenanters were worshiping God.

  • He rolled them up, and put them with the saddle and equipment of his dead horse in the safe shelter of a moss-hag.

    Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett