wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
an area or stretch of such ground.
to sink in or as if in a bog (often followed by down):
We were bogged down by overwork.
bog in, Australian Slang. to eat heartily and ravenously.
verb (intransitive, adverb) (Austral & NZ, informal) bogs, bogging, bogged
to start energetically on a task
to start eating; tuck in
wet spongy ground consisting of decomposing vegetation, which ultimately forms peat
an area of such ground
a place or thing that prevents or slows progress or improvement
a slang word for lavatory (sense 1)
(Austral, slang) the act or an instance of defecating
An area of wet, spongy ground consisting mainly of decayed or decaying peat moss (sphagnum) and other vegetation. Bogs form as the dead vegetation sinks to the bottom of a lake or pond, where it decays slowly to form peat. Peat bogs are important to global ecology, since the undecayed peat moss stores large amounts of carbon that would otherwise be released back into the atmosphere. Global warming may accelerate decay in peat bogs and release more carbon dioxide, which in turn may cause further warming.
El Dorado International Airport (Bogotá, Colombia)
a deposit of impure limonite formed in low, wet areas.
peat moss. Historical Examples Fragments of Earth Lore James Geikie Lancashire Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn noun another name for peat moss
sweet gale. Historical Examples Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion With Those of General Napoleon Smith S. R. Crockett Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson Pharais and The Mountain Lovers Fiona Macleod Patsy S. R. Crockett The […]
oak or other wood preserved in peat bogs. Historical Examples The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull Strange Stories of Colonial Days Various Punch – Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853) Various Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.) Byways of Ghost-Land Elliott O’Donnell Old Irish Glass Graydon Stannus The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places […]