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, crowfarm.net ; open May through Christmas for jam, cranberry-bog honey and, during the harvest, fresh local cranberries.
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.
Chevy Chase, Boston Common, the Back Bay fens, and cranberry-bog.
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.
There was not a mill, nor a reservoir, nor a cranberry-bog, on all its course of a short mile.
It makes no difference to him at what hour he returns, -- from oystering or from the cranberry-bog.
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.