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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How to use quaking bog in a sentence

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

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

    Three Wonder Plays | Lady I. A. Gregory
  • It was evidently a quaking bog, a hidden lake, and only the fear behind us drove us on.

    Three Times and Out | Nellie L. McClung