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mus·keg

 (mŭs′kĕg′)
n.
A peat bog formed by an accumulation of sphagnum moss, leaves, and decayed matter, often with scattered small trees, and found especially in northern North America.

[Cree maskek.]

muskeg

(ˈmʌsˌkɛɡ) or

maskeg

n
1. (Physical Geography) undrained boggy land characterized by sphagnum moss vegetation: vast areas of muskeg.
2. (Physical Geography) a bog or swamp of this nature
[C19: from Algonquian: grassy swamp]

mus•keg

(ˈmʌs kɛg)

n.
a bog of N North America, commonly having sphagnum mosses, sedge, and stunted black spruce and tamarack trees.
[1815–25; < Cree maske·k < Proto-Algonquian *maškye·kwi swamp]
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muskeg

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:
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He picked his way from muskeg to muskeg, and followed the other man's footsteps along and across the rocky ledges which thrust like islets through the sea of moss.
Often he stooped and picked pale muskeg berries, put them into his mouth, and chewed and swallowed them.
He bore away to the left, stopping now and again to eat muskeg berries.
He felt his way through the wet snow to the watery muskeg berries, and went by feel as he pulled up the rush-grass by the roots.
He was compelled to pause for frequent rests, when he attacked the muskeg berries and rush-grass patches.
It was because it refused to die that he still ate muskeg berries and minnows, drank his hot water, and kept a wary eye on the sick wolf.
He came upon a valley where rock ptarmigan rose on whirring wings from the ledges and muskegs.
In September, Lopes' Sudbury company, Coniston Industrial Park, became the exclusive Ontario distributor for the Sherp, a rugged, amphibious ATV designed to traverse any terrain in extreme operational conditions --from rock to muskeg to sand to ice, the Sherp has passed all tests for durability and performance.
An Ecological Reference Area plan has been prepared for the North Lake area, including the muskeg habitat and surrounding marsh near Long Lake.
MY GUIDE AND OUTFITTER, JOHNNIE LAIRD, ASSISTANT GUIDE, JAKE, AND I HAD FOLLOWED FRESH BUCK AND DOE TRACKS ALONG AN OLD LOGGING ROAD THAT LED THROUGH AN AREA OF MUSKEG AND ALDERS.
Due to their high level of amphibious mobility, ARKTOS Craft have an exceptional capability to climb from deep water up vertical steps on to ice (multi-year ice-floes) or rough shorelines, traverse through ice-rubble fields, mixed ice/water, shallow water, deep mud, muskeg, and even quicksand in all weather conditions and rough seas as well.
Production capacity from Shell's two oil sands mines, Muskeg River Mine and Jackpine Mine, is 225,000 barrels per day, the company confirmed.