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peat

 (pēt)
n.
Partly decomposed vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and sometimes burned as fuel or mixed into soil to improve growing conditions.

[Middle English pete, perhaps from Medieval Latin peta.]

peat′y adj.

peat

(piːt)
n
1.
a. a compact brownish deposit of partially decomposed vegetable matter saturated with water: found in uplands and bogs in temperate and cold regions and used as a fuel (when dried) and as a fertilizer
b. (as modifier): peat bog.
2. a piece of dried peat for use as fuel
[C14: from Anglo-Latin peta, perhaps from Celtic; compare Welsh peth thing]
ˈpeaty adj

peat

(piːt)
n
1. archaic derogatory a person, esp a woman
2. obsolete a term of endearment for a girl or woman
[C16: of uncertain origin]

peat

(pit)

n.
1. a highly organic material found in marshy or damp regions, composed of partially decayed vegetable matter: it is cut and dried for use as fuel.
2. such vegetable matter used as fertilizer or fuel.
[1300–50; Middle English pete (compare Anglo-Latin peta), of obscure orig.]
peat′y, adj. peat•i•er, peat•i•est.

peat

(pēt)
Partially decayed vegetable matter, especially mosses, found in bogs. Peat is burned as a fuel and is also used as a fertilizer.

peat

There are two types: sphagnum peat is produced partially decayed sphagnum moss, and sedge peat from partially decayed sedges and heathers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peat - partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried
humate - material that is high in humic acids
vegetable matter - matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant
Translations
rašelina
tørv
turve
treset
mórtorf
泥炭
이탄
torv
ถ่านหินเลน
than bùn

peat

[piːt]
A. Nturba f
B. CPD peat bog Nturbera f, turbal m

peat

[ˈpiːt] ntourbe fpeat bog ntourbière f

peat

nTorf m; (= piece)Stück ntTorf

peat

[piːt] ntorba

peat

سِمَاد طَبِيعِيّ rašelina tørv Torf τύρφη turba turve tourbe treset torba 泥炭 이탄 turf torv torf turfa торф torv ถ่านหินเลน turba than bùn 泥煤
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The men open an inner door, and we enter a long corridor, comfortably warmed by a peat fire.
The cause of your recollection, so far as hitherto observ able phenomena are concerned, consists both of the peat smoke
When she came close and looked in she beheld indistinct forms racing up and down to the figure of the dance, the silence of their footfalls arising from their being overshoe in "scroff"--that is to say, the powdery residuum from the storage of peat and other products, the stirring of which by their turbulent feet created the nebulosity that involved the scene.
All the little stream are bordered by soft peat, which makes it very difficult fo the horses to leap them without falling.
But when I reflect on the almost universal covering of peat, and on the fact of wheat seldom ripening here, I can hardly believe that the climate in summer is so fine and dry as it has lately been represented.
Chow Lam blew into Stockton and got a job on the peat lands at day's wages.
They leased three hundred acres of peat land from a white man who preferred traveling in Europe.
It glowed delightfully in the radiance of an immense fire, compounded of coal, peat, and wood; and near the table, laid for a plentiful evening meal, I was pleased to observe the
This cellar was so damp that the fire was never allowed to go out, even in midsummer; an immense chimney with a sculptured mantel, all bristling with heavy iron andirons and cooking utensils, with one of those huge fires of mixed wood and peat which at night, in village streets make the reflection of forge windows stand out so red on the opposite walls.
They went to work at once, plowing, barrowing, rolling, furrowing, in admirable order, as if they were bent on making this a model farm; but when I was looking sharp to see what kind of seed they dropped into the furrow, a gang of fellows by my side suddenly began to hook up the virgin mould itself, with a peculiar jerk, clean down to the sand, or rather the water -- for it was a very springy soil -- indeed all the terra firma there was -- and haul it away on sleds, and then I guessed that they must be cutting peat in a bog.
There was a big peat fire blazing half up the chimney, and the old housekeeper had put pots of flowers about, and on the writingtable was a great bunch of violets scenting the room.
3] Dod, David, I'll have her roasted on red peats before I'm by with it