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  • noun Plural form of bog.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bog.


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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,

    This Is Not a Spade: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney 2007

  • People who have died in bogs turn leathery, whereas most bodies will decay to just the bones.

    Bog People and Mummies « Colleen Anderson 2009

  • 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.

    trouver - French Word-A-Day 2008

  • 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.

    Pocosins 2008

  • Some small, but highly distinctive or rare communities, such as bogs and glades, have been protected by private organizations such as The Nature Conservancy.

    Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests 2008


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  • Slang: toilet(s).

    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