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Definition of BOG

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Bog \Bog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bogging}.] To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire. [1913 Webster]

           At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the slough of Lochend.                       --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

bog \bog\ (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass. [1913 Webster]

              Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit, Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
                                                    --R. Jago. [1913 Webster]

     2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     {Bog bean}. See {Buck bean}.

     {Bog bumper} (bump, to make a loud noise), {Bog blitter}, {Bog bluiter}, {Bog jumper}, the bittern. [Prov.]

     {Bog butter}, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found in the peat bogs of Ireland.

     {Bog earth} (Min.), a soil composed for the most part of silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.

     {Bog moss}. (Bot.) Same as {Sphagnum}.

     {Bog myrtle} (Bot.), the sweet gale.

     {Bog ore}. (Min.)
        (a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a variety of brown iron ore, or limonite. (b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.

     {Bog rush} (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.

     {Bog spavin}. See under {Spavin}.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "bog":
     baygall, bemire, bog down, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, cesspool, cloaca, cloaca maxima, drain, dump, everglade, fen, fenland, garbage dump, glade, hog wallow, holm, marais, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mire, moor, moorland, morass, moss, mud, mud flat, peat bog, quag, quagmire, quicksand, salt marsh, septic tank, sewer, sink, sink in, slob land, slough, sough, stodge, sump, swale, swamp, swampland, taiga, wallow, wash


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