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  • adj. Attributive form of peat moss, noun.


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  • I shall replace the forty-watt bulbs that shine from inside recessed sockets in the ceiling with full-spectrum UV lamps, and on the bar top I shall place the tidy plastic trays of peat-moss pellets, acquired from a Do-It-Yourself-Superstore in the Shadow of the Gowanus Expressway, from which my seeds will sprout.


  • Where am I going to stow the weed cloth and ten of those just-add-water, peat-moss seed-starter trays?


  • The fire apparently started when a cigarette was tossed in a peat-moss planter on the front porch.

    Watch out for flaming flower pots

  • In the north of the shire the land was flatter, with less forest but wide expanses of heath, moorland and scrub, and several large tracts of peat-moss, desolate and impossible to cultivate, though the locals who knew the safe dykes cut and stacked fuel there for their winter use.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Crossing the long dreary peat-moss known as Mún-a-lún, we found the cold intense; but on approaching Lough Carra came into bright broad sunshine.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • A good bed for the horse with laminitis is peat-moss mixed with short straw.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • While straw was only able to absorb three times its weight of water, peat-moss was found to absorb nearly ten times its weight.

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • Analyses of stable-manure, made respectively with peat-moss litter and wheat-straw 283

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • Another point of interest in these experiments was the respective amounts of nitrogen absorbed and retained by the peat-moss and the straw.

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • It was found that, in this respect, the peat-moss had again an advantage over the straw.

    Manures and the principles of manuring


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