from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Wood that has been preserved in a peat bog.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The dark, shiny wood of trees, especially oaks, dug up from peat bogs, sometimes used for making ornaments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wood of trees, esp. of oaks, dug up from peat bogs. It is of a shining black or ebony color, and is largely used for making ornaments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bog-oak.
The door through which one enters Masa is made of 2,000-year-old Japanese bogwood.
For the face of the Colonel was hard and stern as a block of bogwood oak; and though the men might pity me and think me unjustly executed, yet they must obey their orders, or themselves be put to death.
At the far end of the room was a second door, which stood half open; a bogwood fire burned on a hearth somewhat less rude than the one which I had first seen, but still very little better appointed with a chimney, for thick wreaths of smoke were eddying, with every fitful gust, about the room.
But behind them, and I should say in unpleasant proximity (for the peasantry do not carry handkerchiefs scented with White Rose or Jockey Club, -- only the odor of the peat and the bogwood), surged a vast crowd of men and women, on whose lips and in whose hearts was a prayer for her who was entering on the momentous change in her sweet and tranquil life.
No fuel would serve for a candle which has not the property of giving this cup, except such fuel as the Irish bogwood, where the material itself is like a sponge and holds its own fuel.
No fuel would serve for a candle which has not the property of giving this cup, except such fuel as the Irish bogwood, where the material itself is like a sponge, and holds its own fuel.
Some one struck a light and illuminated a branch of bogwood which he held above his head as a torch.
A brooch with a miniature portrait sustained a bogwood watch-chain upon her bosom, and at her elbow lay a heap of knitting and an old copy of
A brooch with a miniature portrait sustained a bogwood watch-chain upon her bosom, and at her elbow lay a heap of knitting and an old copy of The Queen.
` Well, your honour, they soon wint up again, an 'sat down mighty comfortable by the parlour fire, and they beginned to talk, an' to smoke, an 'to dhrink a small taste iv the pottieen; and, moreover, they had a good rousin' fire o 'bogwood and turf, to warm their shins over.