Definition of bog:
- A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
- 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.
- To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.
- "Spinning-Wheel Stories", Louisa May Alcott.
It remained unaltered in the smallest respect for seventy years, that is, until 1761, when a Catholic was permitted to lease for sixty- one years as much as fifty acres of bog not less than four feet deep.- "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.
The almost superhuman difficulties which lay in the path of this handful of Englishmen scattered throughout India, are summed up in a letter by another officer, Hodson, as follows: The whole country is a steaming bog.- "Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers", J. Walker McSpadden.