camp follower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camp follower a follower who is not a member of an ingroup
    • n camp follower a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Camp follower a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Following the windings of the well-laid-out road we descended into the canon and made camp a few miles this side of the town of Batopilas.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
When he shall have killed his opponent, the host shall halt and pitch camp until the following morning.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
The next day they remained in camp and rested, but the following morning resumed the dreary march to the westward.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
He had come to camp at midnight of the previous day, duly followed by his friend Larry Trimmer.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
After that I became a sort of composite camp follower, deserter and straggler.
"Biltmore Oswald" by J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
And when it was well on in the night, a prodigy came to pass in the Roman camp as follows.
"History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8)" by Procopius
They then fell on the Roman camp-followers and traders, who had gone off in all directions as if peace were assured.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
On the following morning the sun came out, and by the time the camp was awake the mainsails and jibs had been put out to dry.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
The transport was now able to follow close behind the Brigade, and usually arrived in "camp" shortly after the fighting troops.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
Do not be as if you were to enlist as a soldier, and end as a camp-follower.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
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In poetry:

Enough; the years have sped along;
For what they brought with them, O friend,
A rough camp-follower of song
Will thank thee to the very end.
"To My Friend" by Alexander Anderson
In court and camp wilt thou still rule,
And nation's destinies still sway;
Make wise men act as doth the fool,
And blindly follow thee, away?
"Love" by Thomas Frederick Young
Then the Winter, barren-browed, but rich in
Shaggy followers of frost and freezing,
Made the floor of thy broad boughs his kitchen,
Trapper-like, to camp in; grimly easing
Limbs snow-furred and moccasoned with lichen.
"A Fallen Beech" by Madison Julius Cawein
The wild sea-armies led by the wind
Are following in our wake,
White-crested shouting millions moving on.
They have broken their camp of Calm and o'er
The world rebellion make,
With banner of cloud and mist above them drawn.
"The Sea-Armies" by Cale Young Rice
Still camp followers were carried along by the huge animal mass,
And along the face of the zereba 'twas difficult to pass,
Because the mass of brutes swept on in wild dismay,
Which caused the troops to be thrown into disorderly array.
"The Rebel Surprise Near Tamai" by William Topaz McGonagall
The star is up, the star of splendor, never to set or wane;
The flag leads on, the flag of glory, never to turn again;
And where it goes we cheer and follow, no man of us will fail;
We all are where our armies camp and where our navies sail.
"The Lion's Cub" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

ALBANY — Following practice yesterday, coach Tom Coughlin was speaking about Hakeem Nicks, and when the Giants' top receiver might return from the broken foot that has kept him out of training camp.
File photo Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin (center) will conduct his first training camp as a head coach with the cameras of HBO's Hard Knocks following him around.
See the AFC South camp tour in pictures by following "pkuharsky" on Instagram.
Hoffman -Ellis originally signed with the St Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 8, and was later released following training camp.
A Camp Lejeune Marine is dead following a motorcycle accident Saturday night.
Find us camped out at the bar for appetizers to start (try the blistered shishito peppers and the fried potatoes), followed by the mussels in black-pepper sauce.
Charles Woodson's appearance Tuesday on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee was notable for several reasons, but mostly because he landed in the same camp that we have on his possible shift to safety following the release of Pro Bowler Nick Collins.
This weekend's RasmussenReports.com presidential tracking poll results are not good news for the Obama camp, despite the following caveats.
8, follows some shooting advise from camp coach, Justin Erickson, not pictured.
Committed to Illinois on June 26, 2011, following elite camp.
Camping had backed his Saturday prediction with millions of dollars in advertising, and many believers followed suit.
Camping had backed his Saturday prediction with millions of dollars in advertising, and many believers followed suite.
Camping, the head of Family Radio with a distinctive gravelly voice, sent the country into a tizzy with his widely publicized prediction of massive earthquakes and destruction worldwide on May 21, followed by a rapture of saved souls.
The Redskins open camp on Friday, the first of eight consecutive days of practice followed by the.
From the office of Gov Bev Perdue: RALEIGH – Gov Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's signing of the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012.
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In science:

Those in the first camp, however, frequently cite the EPR argument as providing a link between these two principles: the existence of hidden variables, it is argued, follows from the requirement of locality.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
This has been very succinctly phrased in a recent review (Haw 2007) as follows: ”These engines have one foot in the equilibrium camp and another in the world of fluctuations and non-equilibrium”.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
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