Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name in the United States for those accumulations of peat which are know by this name in Great Britain, but also, and more generally (except in Ireland), as peat-mosses and peat-moors.

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Examples

  • The peat-bog is formed of Juncus effusus with Spagnum rugegense.

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • This is what spewed forth: Peter Tzinski was born at an early age, in a peat-bog named Peat Bog -- for which he was named -- in Louisiana.

    March 2009

  • "All high-temperature records have been beaten, never has this country seen anything like this, and we simply have no experience of working in such conditions," Moscow emergency official Yuri Besedin said Friday, adding that 31 forest fires and 15 peat-bog fires were burning in the Moscow region alone.

    'Choking' Moscow Smog Worsens, Tourists Don Face Masks

  • There are still over 500 forest and peat-bog fires in Russia covering over 420,100 acres, Interfax news agency reported, citing the Emergency Situations Ministry.

    Fires Still Burning Around Moscow

  • I prefer my whiskies to taste like peat-bog or a tar-based coal flavoured shampoo, rather than sheet-stain following a Tassie lesbians family picnic.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

  • Beyond this to 3,800 m there is a carex peat-bog with cloud woodland.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

  • The peat-bog of the central plateau, "Plateau des Tourbieres", persists much as it was before human interference; it is characterized by mosses growing in association with Lycopodium saurusus, Scirpus aucklandicus, Trisetum insulare, and Uncinia compacta.

    Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands

  • They differ from the ordinary polypes just in the same way as those plants which form a peat-bog or meadow-turf differ from ordinary plants.

    Essays

  • Another peat-bog, with the stumps of innumerable trees standing in it, and encroached upon in the same way by tidal sand, is exposed here also.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866

  • In the Dismal Swamp of Virginia there is said to be a mass of vegetable matter 40 feet in thickness, and on the banks of the Shannon in Ireland is a peat-bog 3 miles broad and 50 feet deep.

    Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects

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