bog

[b_ˈɒ_ɡ], [bˈɒɡ], [bˈɒɡ]

Definitions of bog:

  1.   Bogged. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To whelm of plunge, as in mud and mire. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A marsh or quagmire. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   A deep soft marsh; a tract of land, consisting of decayed vegetable matter, rendered soft by water. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   BOGGY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   A tract of wet, spongy ground, composed of decayed and decaying vegetable matter; a quagmire; marsh; morass. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   A marsh; a quagmire. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To sink or submerge in a marsh. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Bogging. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   Soft ground: a marsh or quagmire. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for bog:

  1. An attempt to write nothing but characterization will soon bog down; I for one don't want to have somebody tell me about someone else. – Daniel Keys Moran
  2. Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again. – Beatrix Potter

Usage examples for bog:

  1. 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
  2. The little creature dashed off like a rabbit into the bog – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. “ I know there's no bog worth speaking of- the Hause is a regular tourist track. ” – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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