from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of paring-plow for cutting peat from the bog.


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  • Only once had such blind emotion overtaken her: when, as a child, she had stabbed the peat-cutter boy.


  • They saw but few folk; for the most part naught save a fowler of the waste, or a peat-cutter, who stood to look on the men-at-arms going by, and made obeisance to the token of Utterbol.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • A peat-cutter, more humane, received the horse as he emerged from the black sea, exclaiming, as the now-piebald Sponge came lobbing after on foot, 'A, sir! but ye should niver set tee to ride through sic a place as that! '

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour


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