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Usage examples for bog

  1. My shepherd's cottage was four miles from the little- travelled road to Dalmellington; long bad miles they were, across bog and heather. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  2. Would you like to talk about peat- bog fossils? – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  3. The going for the horses was hard at all times, but worst perhaps where the dam of a slide had checked the natural drainage and formed a bottomless bog too large for the trail to avoid. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  4. He knows I don't want mere bog cattle. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. Twice we stepped into patches of bog, and once my horse saved himself by a hair from going head forward into a gravel pit. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  6. " And our good nest would be lost," said the old female stork; " but thou thinkest less of that than of these feather things and thy bog princess. – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  7. Of all the hundreds of acres of mountain that my father had, there isn't as much as one patch of bog left that I could cut a sod of turf in! – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  8. One side of the meadow ran down to a bog filled with reeds, and on the other side was a gloomy wood. – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  9. From the Bog- House at Pancras- Wells. – The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1 by Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo] Commentator: George R. Guffey
  10. In many parts half bog, it was quite impracticable for heavy- armed soldiers, and hence it offered a refuge to bands of patriots from all the neighbouring districts when worsted by the Normans. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  11. You know the world, old fellow:- Brighton, Richmond, visits to a friend as deep in the bog. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. However, we were most fortunate in having no loss with the camels, for a camel in a bog is the most helpless creature imaginable. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  13. To attempt to estimate the numerical strength of these classes as a whole would land one in a bewildering bog of guesses. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  14. The little creature dashed off like a rabbit into the bog. – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  15. The first move was to search the river bank for the brown bog iron ore which he believed he had seen from the farther side. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  16. It was just the same when I told you to sow in the bog, and then on the hill. – The First Distiller by Leo Tolstoy
  17. If buried too deeply, or put into a heavy soil, especially if in large quantity, it does not decay, but remains wet, and tends to make a bog of the field itself. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  18. Present day bog deposits are known in some cases to have a thickness of forty feet. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
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