- a swamp in which peat has accumulated.
Origin of peat bog
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for peat bog
We must place in this class the peat-bog of Wauwyl, canton of Lucerne (five settlements).Primitive Man
The supply of water is ample, but the water is hard, and has a smack of peat-bog in its flavour.A Month in Yorkshire
To me these hypotheses seem more like the apparently solid spots in a peat-bog, on which whoso alights is let into the morass.Magic and Religion
Here a peat-bog has encroached upon a fresh-water lake and has covered a mud bottom strewn with shells of pond-snails and mussels.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe
John M. Tyler
Fred was off in a moment, and before he had got fifty yards away was floundering knee-deep in a peat-bog.Freaks on the Fells
- See under bog.
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