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  • n. The state or quality of being boggy.


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  • I think only the bogginess of the path kept me stuck to it.

    Black socks, they never get dirty

  • The bogginess and ruggedness of our route, for the remainder of the day, sufficiently tried our strength: we accomplished however thirteen miles, and halted in a small valley about four miles south of Whitwell Hill.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • Evidence for the bogginess was visible in the form of a tall man over toward the far bank.

    Lonesome Dove

  • The ground was soft and spongy, slippery with damp dead leaves, and inclined in a general way to bogginess; but it was ground that Roderick Vawdrey had known all his life, and it seemed more natural to him than any other spot upon mother earth.

    Vixen, Volume I.

  • The woods of Indiana ran to moss, and sometimes descended to bogginess, and broad-leaved paw-paw bushes crowded the shade; mighty sycamores blotched with white, leaned over the streams: there was a dreamy influence in the June air, and pale blue curtains of mist hung over distances.

    Old Caravan Days

  • We kept him in sight for some way, then we found our further progress somewhat impeded by the bogginess of the ground.

    A Voyage round the World A book for boys


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