from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Boggy or marshy land: as, to reclaim a piece of bog-land.
  • Living in or pertaining to a marshy country.


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  • It was just dusk when we sallied out again, crossed a stretch of bog-land, and took up strategic posts round a stagnant pond.

    The Riddle of the Sands Childers, Erskine, 1870-1922 1955

  • Having travelled about half a mile in this new direction, with the giant woods which they dared not enter rising like an emerald wall on the one hand, and the dreary bog-land on the other, they at last, when patience was failing, came to a change in the landscape.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods Isabel Hornibrook

  • Gerda gazed thoughtfully across the stretches of bog-land to the forest on the horizon.

    Gerda in Sweden Etta Blaisdell McDonald

  • Draining and liming are all that bog-land requires to yield immediate crops.

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

  • For there is plenty of bog-land less than four feet in depth, and this alone is worth draining and liming at present.

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

  • The portion of the duchy lying east of the Elbe is mostly a flat sandy plain, with extensive pine forests, though interspersed, at intervals, by bog-land and rich pastures.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

  • A rich, deep soil, rather inclining to moisture, is, on the whole, the best adapted for the cultivation of hops; but it is observable that any soil (stiff clay only excepted) will suit the growing of hops when properly prepared; and in many parts of Great Britain they use the bog-land, which is fit for little else.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner Joseph Coppinger

  • Day after day passed by until the time of the New Moon was eagerly looked for by the good folk who dwelt around the marshes, for they knew they had no friend like the Moon, whose light enabled them to find the pathways through the bog-land, and drove away all the vile things into their dark holes and corners.

    Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations Edmund Dulac 1917

  • The foreman's inspection terminated with the repairing of a break in the fence inclosing the spring-hole, a small area of bog-land dotted with hummocks of lush grass.

    Overland Red A Romance of the Moonstone Cañon Trail Henry Herbert Knibbs 1909

  • Wave welcome from the bog-land along the ways I go.

    The Four Winds of Eirinn 1906


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