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The custom of human sacrifice combined with the burial of the victims in bogs is connected to the Celtic culture of the time,
People who have died in bogs turn leathery, whereas most bodies will decay to just the bones.
Were these meetings in bogs pre-arranged or merely fortuitous?
Up the Spout Peter Ashley 2008
In B. C (Canada) the salicaire (purple loosestrife) is a Very Bad Plant, because it chokes out everything else in bogs especially.
Mill was a marge of firm soil, along which a column could pass, in scrubby country, and between the bogs was a sort of bridge of dry land.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 John [Editor] Rudd 1885
On hearing this, off galloped Thorir and his men, but the bogs were a sort of quagmire, wherein the horses stuck fast; and remained wallowing and struggling for the greater part of the day, while the riders 'gave to the devil withal the wandering churl who had so befooled them.'
The Book of Romance Andrew Lang 1878
Among these plains are immense tracts, called bogs, producing little else but heath and bog-myrtle.
A Geography for Beginners. Kensey Johns 1864
Many wetlands in the headwaters of river systems (such as bogs and river margins) probably perform a similar service.
Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Wetlands and Water~ Wetlands and Water~ Ecosystems and Human Well-being 2008
Because pocosins are found in broad, flat, upland areas far from large streams, they are ombrotrophic like northern bogs, meaning rain provides most of their water.
Some small, but highly distinctive or rare communities, such as bogs and glades, have been protected by private organizations such as The Nature Conservancy.
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Bloody fool ambulance-wallahs kidnapped some/Idle bystander (who they thought looked ill)/And left the suicide slumped in the bogs.
- Peter Reading, C, 1984
August 2, 2008