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bog

A quagmire covered with grasses, wet, spongy ground; a small marsh or plant community on moist, acidic peat.

bog

an area of peat formation, typically in upland situations, which supports an extremely OLIGOTROPHIC vegetation. See FEN.
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NATIVE boglands in Ireland are to be restored thanks to a new project 75 per cent funded by Coilte.
Six machines had been moved on to the protected bogland on Friday night and work to extract the fuel began at dawn.
A boardwalk made almost entirely from recycled bags and bottles has been installed above a rare bogland habitat in Scotland.
Unlike home-loving Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, the hamster-sized mammals may trek for weeks across moors, bogland and mountains, covering distances of up to nine miles.
THE wheel of a crashed Spitfire that lay buried in bogland for almost 70 years has finally touched down back at its home base.
If it transpires that seemingly generous minister Sharif has recently been lumbered with 375 acres of bogland, I'll lump on India.
Tasks include teams of eight men carrying loads of up to 55kgs across unforgiving terrain and there have been accounts of soldiers trudging through waist-deep bogland for four hours.
The word 'carr' means a wet area or peat bog, and the Prestwick site was formed when depressions left after the last ice age filled with water to form ponds, swamp, fen and bogland.
The North Pennines Peatscapes venture has seen another 115km of moorland drainage channels blocked this winter to restore water-holding bogland.
This was the revolutionary breakthrough, aided by the insistence of visionaries and engineers like George Stephenson to tame the treacherous bogland of Chat Moss.
The worker was reportedly digging up bogland last week when he spotted something just past the bucket of his bulldozer.
They are demanding officials scrap plans for the unspoilt bogland immortalised in the diaries of novelist Sir Walter Scott.