At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the slough of Lochend. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
bog \bog\ (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
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.]
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 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.
1: wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel [syn: bog, peat bog]
1: cause to slow down or get stuck; "The vote would bog down the house" [syn: bog down, bog]
2: get stuck while doing something; "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation" [syn: bog down, bog]
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