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
No boots in camp, but I can knock the wrinkles out of this head-piece for you.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
Fallon never run a crew, an' he had his camp to build to boot.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
As we neared the camp we overtook a private carrying in his hand a large pair of boots.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by Filson Young
Each girl wore hiking boots, her camp uniform, and carried a light pack containing the ax, cup, knife and matches.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Across the street he saw a window with a display of camping equipment, portable stoves, boots, rifles.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
Lambert mended his tire, using an old rubber boot that Taterleg found kicking around camp to plug the big holes in his outer tube.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Trapper Joe gazed briefly at the camp-site, kicking the dead embers with the toe of his heavy boot.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
He dropped into a camp-chair by the door of the mess-tent and slid off his boots.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
The party having arrived at the camp, the chief leaned against a tree, and balancing on one foot, drew off a rubber boot.
"Whilomville Stories" by Stephen Crane
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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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