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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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The first part of this essay will examine how, in the opening passage of the poem, Beggs depicts bogland in an isolated area of north-east Ireland within accustomed topographical, picturesque, and Romantic forms of landscape representation.
In order to justify the exploitation and elimination of bogs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Anglo-Irish imposed a darker, ominous, and therefore Gothicised identification of bogland.
One local said: "He is not doing anything illegal but this is a piece of bogland.
That meant new forests were restricted to upland and bogland areas, comprising virtually all conifers and introduced species.
And on the first day the starry heavens rose from the water and a bogland without end around the hills.
Peat moss is the partially decomposed remains of sphagnum moss, a plant that defines the bogland ecosystems where it is found.
As a result gardai began searching a fortnight ago a 40sqm area of bogland.
A HUGE fire which broke out in bogland and could be seen for miles around was sparked by electricity arching from nearby poles.
The drying bogland has also seen peat washed into rivers, causing discolouration of drinking water, which is costly to treat.
Other attractions include Glenveagh National Park, home to 14,000 hectares of mountain, raised bogland, lakes and woodlands, which give the area its name: Glen of the Birches.
Just as ancestors might have journeyed over bogland to the site of a saintly apparition, so Volvo-driving bibliophiles zoom to the festival where they expect to glimpse Martin Amis.