from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land that consists chiefly of peat-bop; peat-moss.


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  • Yet there is physical evidence of what was once here: masses of trees but just buried, grass lying mown in swathes beneath the moss-land, the implements of men where now no men can live, the great buried causeway running right across from east to west.

    Hills and the Sea

  • And over the stones the water was laughing, and the strip of green moss-land flashed in the sun.

    The Jucklins A Novel

  • The ground in the yard and about the barn was so dry that I could find no angle worms, and I decided to dig in the damp moss-land near the spring.

    The Jucklins A Novel

  • Yes, I must have the house and the path and the spring and the strip of moss-land that lies along the branch.

    The Jucklins A Novel

  • Aiton, (who wrote in 1811,) says -- "Until of late, the proprietors and possessors of moss-land were ignorant of its value as a cultivated soil, and contented themselves with the pasture it yielded and the game it produced.

    Agricultural, Geological, and Descriptive Sketches of Lower North Carolina, and the Similar Adjacent Lands


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