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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bog  \Bog\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bogged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bogging}.] 
  To  sink,  as  into  a  bog;  to  submerge  in  a  bog;  to  cause  to 
  sink  and  stick,  as  in  mud  and  mire. 
 
  At  another  time,  he  was  bogged  up  to  the  middle  in  the 
  slough  of  Lochend  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bog  \Bog\,  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. 
 
  Appalled  with  thoughts  of  bog,  or  caverned  pit,  Of 
  treacherous  earth,  subsiding  where  they  tread.  --R. 
  Jago. 
 
  2.  A  little  elevated  spot  or  clump  of  earth,  roots,  and 
  grass,  in  a  marsh  or  swamp.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
 
  {Bog  bean}.  See  {Buck  bean}. 
 
  {Bog  bumper}  (bump,  to  make  a  loud  noise),  {Bog  blitter}, 
  {Bog  bluiter},  {Bog  jumper},  the  bittern.  [Prov.] 
 
  {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  moss}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Sphagnum}. 
 
  {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. 
 
  {Bog  spavin}.  See  under  {Spavin}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bog 
  n  :  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:  {peat  bog}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  slow  down  or  get  stuck;  "The  vote  would  bog  down 
  the  house"  [syn:  {bog  down}] 
  2:  get  stuck  while  doing  something  "She  bogged  down  many  times 
  while  she  wrote  her  dissertation"  [syn:  {bog  down}] 




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