boot camp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boot camp camp for training military recruits
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Usage

In literature:

He dropped into a camp-chair by the door of the Mess-tent and slid off his boots.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
Being in the position of "boots" to the camp, the tending of goats fell to their lot.
"The Discovery of the Source of the Nile" by John Hanning Speke
An aide-de-camp summoned me; and when I arrived I found Dr. Yvan cutting his Majesty's boot, and assisted him in dressing the wound.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
O'Neil was helped into camp, and when his boot had been cut away he sent news of his arrival to Dan, who came like an eager bridegroom.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
In San Francisco I bought a pair of lumberjack boots that I was still wearing when I was in prison camp.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
She had brought a camp-stool, and when I first saw her in the distance was removing her shoes, and putting on rubber boots.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
His boots had scratched the stone, and he listened when Drummond came down, but there was no movement in the camp.
"The Lure of the North" by Harold Bindloss
A camping trip is a poor place to break in new hunting boots or shoes.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
He wore the mud-caked lace boots and stained khaki, as did Carrigan, in which he had departed from camp.
"The Iron Furrow" by George C. Shedd
That afternoon Grace made an inspection of the cornfield and discovered the imprints of heavy boots in the soft dirt near the camp.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
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In poetry:

Up and down the dreary camp,
In great boots of Spanish leather,
Striding with a measured tramp,
These Hidalgos, dull and damp,
Cursed the Frenchmen, cursed the weather.
"The Emperor's Bird's-Nest. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For days went by. And, oft delayed,
A letter came of loving word
Scrawled by some camp-fire, sabre-stirred,
Or by a pine-knot's fitful aid,
When in the saddle, armed and spurred
And booted for some hurried raid.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein
Not a horse-bell of ours but the gum trees have heard
As their watch by our camp fire they keep;
Not a tired overlander, stretched, booted and spurred,
In a dream of mobs rushing has muttered and stirred
But the gums sang him back to his sleep.
"A Leaf From Macquarie" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

At the Paul Smith's graduation last Sunday I was reminded of one of my graduations - the one I never attended - my boot camp graduation.
With boot camp looming, the judges make their final picks.
California's Newest Spa Boot Camp.
T+L checks in to California's newest spa boot camp: the Ranch at Live Oak.
Paragon boot camp corps launches 'Operation Neighborhood' initiative.
Paragon Boot Camp Corps has launched Operation Neighborhood Initiative to create safe, crime-free, and secure neighborhoods throughout our communities.
Pasadena Boot Camp Operator Charged with Sexual Assault.
Monday-Thursday 6pm: Extreme Boot Camp Friday 5:30pm: Extreme Boot Camp.
Hovarter graduates from Marine Corps boot camp.
Thomas E Robin, USMC, graduated from boot camp at MCRD Parris Island, S.C. On April 6 after three months of intensive training.
He completed boot camp July 1 at Parris Island, S.C.
Inside Broadway Partners With Local 802 AFM for Broadway Boot Camp.
Long before Grover Norquist and Karl Rove became GOP superstars, they were trained in the political arts by Morton Blackwell, who now heads the Leadership Institute, a Virginia-based political boot camp for young conservatives.
Taking a page from 'The Voice,' contestants on 'The X-Factor' went head to head in a sing off during night two of boot camp.
In the meantime, police have rounded up, shaved and attempted to reform punk rock ers in jungle boot camps.
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