from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bog in which cranberries grow or are cultivated.


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  • Pull into the Crow Farm stand 192 Route 6A, ; open May through Christmas for jam, cranberry-bog honey and, during the harvest, fresh local cranberries.

    Cape Cod

  • House a cranberry-bog, -- that is to say, one of the many marshy spots which are interspersed in the forest, -- for which he paid five dollars the acre.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • Chevy Chase, Boston Common, the Back Bay fens, and cranberry-bog.

    Chapter 2. The Beginnings of American. 3. New Words of English Material

  • Now and then a faint shout was borne to our ears as we halted, dripping and panting in the birches to reconnoiter some open swale ahead, or some cranberry-bog crimsoning under the October sun.

    The Reckoning

  • There was not a mill, nor a reservoir, nor a cranberry-bog, on all its course of a short mile.

    Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things

  • It makes no difference to him at what hour he returns, -- from oystering or from the cranberry-bog.

    By The Sea 1887

  • His mackerel lines were worked as briskly as any others when the fish were biting; but when the fish were gone, he would lean idly on the rail, and stare at the waves and clouds; he could work a cranberry-bog so beautifully that the people for miles around came to look on and take lessons; yet, when the sun tried to hide in the evening behind a ragged row of trees on a ridge beyond Jim's cranberry-patch, he would lean on his spade, and gaze until everything about him seemed yellow.

    Romance of California Life

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