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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEAT

With that, she sat down at the round table near the peat fire.

The room was dark by this time, and only the sullen glow from the peat fire was on our faces.

He broke the peat with the peat-stick and kicked it into the fire.

There he was in the peat loft when I went for the peats, and he had it all as fine as clerk after passon.

This accounts for that great pebble of peat which we saw in the surf.

I say, I will make him eat some part of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days.

From the peat of lower depths no cellulose could be obtained.

For a peat fire smouldered on the hearth and the room was filled with smoke.

The place where first the cuckoo sings, Is by the peat pits on the hills.

A man went from his house for peat to the stack on the hill.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, in Scottish Latin, of unknown origin, probably from a Celtic root *pett- (cf. Cornish peyth, Welsh peth "quantity, part, thing," Old Irish pet, Breton pez "piece"). The earliest sense is not of the turf but of the cut piece of it, and the Celtic root may be connected to that of piece.

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