camping ground

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camping ground a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
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Usage

In literature:

Then we will cross the stream, and make a camping ground under the trees opposite.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
He now conducted me to his temporary camp, where we found a few of his warriors reclining on the ground.
"In the Rocky Mountains" by W. H. G. Kingston
There was a deer-lick on our camp-ground there at Bridge Creek, and during the night deer came down and strayed through the camp.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
They were over four hours from their camp ground.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The Whig boys often fought the Tory boys on the soldiers' camp ground.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber
Avoid old camp grounds, marshy ground, and places where mosquitoes are plentiful.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Moreover, the soldier, easily obtaining abundance of booty, found life in the camp more pleasant than the cultivation of the ground.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
But Virginius had the command of that camp, who, from personal grounds, was hateful to and incensed against Sergius.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
He wanted to cover once more the ground which he and Will had passed over on their way to camp.
"The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point" by Quincy Allen
The field behind the huts at Court-o-Pyp was another of my (p. 097) favourite camping grounds.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
When we first arrived the plains gave promise of being a fine camping ground.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
He let her slip to the ground, and then assisted her to mount Magpie, and thus they rode slowly back to camp.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
The 52nd Division was allotted a camping ground on the south side of the bay, the camp being known as Sarpi camp.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
The surrounding country is fame's eternal camping ground.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Good camping-ground and water at foot of ridge.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
To the camping ground!
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
Details assisted in the erection of a new theatre on the camp grounds.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Let me describe this old-fashioned camp ground.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
The tents had all been struck, and the troops lay flat on the ground while the enemy's bullets swept the camp.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
In another instant he is chasing Uraga across the camp-ground, the latter running like a scared hound.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

We're falling back from the Gomal,
Across the Gir-dao plain,
The camping ground is deserted,
We'll never come back again.
"Camp Follower's Song, Gomal River" by Laurence Hope
Upon its midnight battle-ground
The spectral camp is seen,
And, with a sorrowful, deep sound,
Flows the River of Life between.
"Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And thus, in tribute to the forms that rest
In their last camping-ground, we strew the bloom
And fragrance of the flowers they loved the best,
In silence o'er the tomb.
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
The war came and a huge camp of soldiers
Grew from the ground in sight of our house with long
Dummies hanging from gibbets for bayonet practice
And the sentry's challenge echoing all day long.
"Carrickfergus" by Louis MacNeice
Where be now these silent hosts?
Where the camping-ground of ghosts?
Where the spectral conscripts led
To the white tents of the dead?
What strange shore or chartless sea
Holds the awful mystery?
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When we got on the camp ground I sure did admire,
How the cook and the wrangler would unhitch the team.
Then they throwed the old dutch oven into the fire—
Them biscuits he baked I can taste in my dreams.
"The Chuck Wagon" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

Angela Merkel crosses the Camp David grounds with her G8 counterparts, May 19, 2012.
Camp grounds and tent cities become permanent addresses.
Hillsboro looks to hit ground running after success in passing camps.
Japanese American internment camp museum breaks ground in Utah.
As the ground starts to thaw and spring break approaches, many people will think about taking a camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors.
A signed Sisters community thank-you sign greets firefighters at the Pole Creek Fire Camp at Sisters Rodeo Grounds.
A fire at the Lancaster Camp Ground Thursday evening destroyed three cottages and damages two others.
Tour of NY Jets Training Camp Grounds in Cortland A tour of the practice grounds at the SUNY Cortland Stadium complex where the New York Jets will hold NFL preseason training camp.
Romney camp's incompetent ground game.
The Whidbey Island Kite Festival and Sportkite Competition takes to the sky with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes on today and Sunday, Sept 23 on the parade grounds at Camp Casey.
No Civilian Injuries In Lancaster Camp Ground Fire.
Lancaster Camp Ground RSS.
Blaze damages three buildings at Lancaster Camp Ground.
Homeless advocates have been trying for years to persuade City Hall to allow a sanctioned "safe ground" camp.
Hundreds of costumed Civil War re-enactors will camp on the center's grounds and participate in reenactments of the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, in which Hayes and his men played a pivotal role.
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