Bog ore
bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit, Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread. --R. Jago. [1913 Webster]

2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bog ore — noun 1. : bog iron ore 2. : bog manganese * * * bog ore or bog iron noun An iron ore found in boggy land, limonite • • • Main Entry: ↑bog * * * bog ore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bog ore — Iron ore, used by blacksmiths, was often found in deposits near the surface of bogs …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Bog iron — refers to impure iron deposits that develop in bogs or swamps by the chemical or biochemical oxidation of iron carried in the solutions. In general, bog ores consist primarily of iron oxyhydroxides, commonly goethite (FeO(OH)). It was discovered… …   Wikipedia

  • bog — og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bean — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog blitter — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bluiter — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bumper — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog butter — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog earth — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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