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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
  • v  cause to slow down or get stuck
    The vote would bog down the house
  • v  get stuck while doing something
    She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation

  • Two hummocks in a bog are Forts Munoz and Nanawa, 60 mi.
  • Peter Patterer once put his barnstorming plane down in a Michigan peat bog, was intrigued by its softness, became Peter Patterer the Peatman.
  • Fred Allen said that radio was "a bog of mediocrity"; John Dos Passes called it "the triumph of the illiterate.
News & Articles

  • Small Norton brewery gets pouring license
    Customers can now taste beer samples from Bog Iron Brewing, 33 W. Main St. The company is a small brewery run by friends who have been brewing for 20 years as a hobby, according to co-founder Brian Shurtleff.
    June 22, 2013 - Fall River Herald News
  • BOG questions branch campus performance
    By: Divya Kumar, EDITOR IN CHIEF When the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) began three days of meetings on the USF campus Tuesday, the board had a harsh line of questioning for the host campus after listening to a 20-minute presentation highlighting many...
    June 20, 2013 - The Oracle
  • Bog Iron Brewing gets pourers license
    Customers can now taste beer samples from Bog Iron Brewing, located at 33 West Main St., in Norton.
    June 19, 2013 - The Taunton Gazette
Quotes

  • Paul Keating in Sydney Morning Herald
    THE Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay has become "infested" with the "bog-standard Sydney restaurateur" and should be partially demolished to open up views of historic buildings on George Street, the former prime minister Paul Keating...
  • Richard Cody in NPR
    Clearly, we've had a breakdown in leadership and have bureaucratic medical and contractual processes bog down a speedy solution to these problems,Cody said.

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