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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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EVERY FOOTBALL TEAM has a basic philosophy it can "hang its hat on." At Columbia, whenever our offense gets bogged down and begins to struggle, we can always turn to our quick passing game to get back on track.
Unfortunately, Kanfer gets bogged down in psychological explanations.
Liberace's Valentine's Day Special gets off to a slow start because it gets bogged down in the music, which was always beside the point.
Lesy's categories are often problematic: "Natives in Costume" is followed by "Real Men: Cowboys and Miners." (If the author means to be sarcastic here, he needs to clue us in.) And his text, which might profitably explain how these evocative images of Main Streets, bridges, and engineering wonders represent an edenic vision of the United States, instead gets bogged down in the details of the commerce of which Jackson was a part and in Jackson's relationship with railroad magnate and patron Jay Gould.
In this book, written in poem form, a small boy gets bogged down after counting things up to the millions and calls on a mathematics "superhero" for help.
The production, designed by Paul Kelly, gets bogged down in clutter to such an extent that artful fancy turns into unintentional kitsch.
Rhylee is a relatable narrator but the story gets bogged down with descriptions of the events leading up to and surrounding Abby's disappearance.
7 JOHN HUGHES IT all gets bogged down T all gets bogged down in midfield when full-backs Raven and Shinnie can't express themselves in wide areas.
This Londonset crime film starts brightly but soon gets bogged down with cliches and loose plotlines, which is a shame because Farrell and Knightley are a great pairing on paper.
The new senate can make a difference, but not if it gets bogged down in the short term decision making.
McAuley depicts his future plausibly, but while the intrigues are intermittently thrilling, the story gets bogged down tech talk.
But in these punchy parables about man's struggle with his humanity, Bradbury never gets bogged down by technospeak.