Definition of Peat bog
1. Noun. Wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel.
Specialized synonyms: Mire, Morass, Quag, Quagmire, Slack, Slough
Generic synonyms: Wetland
Derivative terms: Boggy
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peat Bog
Literary usage of Peat bog
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"This form of peat-bog is independent of the surface on which it grows; ... situations as on the surface of a water-logged peat-bog. ..."
2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1906)
"... Map of Haystacks Mountain, showing position of turns ami peat-bog. Scale 6 inches to 1 mile. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1879)
"NOTICE OF THE DISCOVERY OF AN OLD CANOE IN A PEAT-BOG AT OBAN. ... Just outside of Oban, at the north end of the town, is a peat bog, extending to 12 acres ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In the conversion of a peat bog into arable land drainage is the first requisite. ... PEAT-BOG. See BOG. PEATE, pet, John, American Methodist clergyman and ..."
5. A Catalogue of the Collection of Prints from the Liber Studiorum of Joseph by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Francis Bullard, Grenville Lindall Winthrop, William Aspenwall Bradley, Emil Heinrich Richter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1916)
"peat bog dark. Margins not cleaned. Title as before. Dark sepia. From the Hawkins and Taylor Collections. 2. Sky at right lightened. Rainbows much reduced. ..."