from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soil mixed with peat; the soil of a peat-moss or -bog that has been reclaimed for agricultural purposes.
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They left the black peat-soil behind them, and the heather gave place to thin and more fragile ling, beaded with its unopened buds, while fangs of rock cropped out here and there.
But when water-plants can there grow, they will furnish additional and more abundant supplies of material -- and thenceforward, the growth of the peat-soil will be much more rapid.