bog oak


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bog oak

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1. (Plants) oak or other wood found preserved in peat bogs; bogwood
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A yew avenue adds to the air of mystery around this setting where ruined walls of the nave lead to a restored chancel which houses a fine 14th century effigy fashioned from bog oak.
President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha are receiving pens made from Donegal bog oak and ash.
A witch's cursing bone Made of a deer or sheep's bone stuck into a piece of bog oak, the bone is said to have belonged to witches in Glen Shira, Inveraray, Argyll.
Planks cut from the Fenland Black Oak, or bog oak trunk will be dried over seven months in a specialist kiln.
Mat Foster, from the Aintreebased Glacial Art Ice Sculptor company, worked his magic to recreate an ancient bog oak at the Kasimier Garden in Seel Street.
The grain of his wrists is like bog oak, the ball of his heel.
The room had a bog oak floor with a very high ceiling.
In Eden, made from bog oak, a tall, thin couple press themselves together inside a loop of wood.
As well as more benign varieties like limewood, Lamba has in recent years been making pieces from ancient bog oak, a material which insists on keeping a disconcertingly wild life of its own.
Other jet lookalikes include cannel coal, Irish bog oak and, in the 20th century, Bakelite and other kinds of plastic.
Bog oak is prehistoric oak that has been fossilised in the peat bogs of Ireland, and is now highly prized as a decoration.
In the past, ebony would have been the natural choice, but, as Lord Bath had insisted on English wood, peat-preserved bog oak from the Cambridgeshire fens was used instead.