boggy

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boggy ‎(comparative boggier, superlative boggiest)

  1. Having the qualities of a bog; i.e. dank, squishy, muddy, and full of water and rotting vegetation.
    The edge of the woods led out onto a noisome, boggy fen, a paradise for mosquitos and small frogs.
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes, The professor at the breakfast-table: with the story of Iris
      Offer a bulky and boggy bun to the suspected individual just ten minutes before dinner. If this is eagerly accepted and devoured, the fact of youth is established.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 4, [1]
      But the might-have-been is but boggy ground to build on.

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