wall tent

Definitions

  • The bough-bed, the cook-fire, and the wall-tent
    The bough-bed, the cook-fire, and the wall-tent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wall tent a canvas tent with four vertical walls
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A wall tent A wall tent

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wall tent a tent with upright cloth sides corresponding to the walls of a house.
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Usage

In literature:

So Joab blows the trumpet, and the host retires from the walls, every man to his own tent.
"The Angels' Song" by Thomas Guthrie
Then a stream of meaningless babble came through the canvas wall of the tent.
"A Mating in the Wilds" by Ottwell Binns
As many as could be accommodated sat round within the walls of the tent.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
There are two or three wall tents in the yard, and many horses are tied to the fence.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
The ceiling was low, and the walls sloped inward like the sides of a tent.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
The little village of wall tents stood some fifty feet away from where Privates Slosson and Kelly were now busy getting the evening meal.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
The tent was lit by a single candle and the daylight that filtered dimly through its silk walls.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The glow of the lantern showed through the tent wall.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
She was crouching down, against the far wall of the tent, her hands over her face, and trembling like a leaf.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
But then the yells of the beasts of darkness had been far away, and the walls of his tent had shut him in from the wild.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The officers were quartered in "wall" tents, but there were not tents enough, so wooden barracks were built for the men.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Mr. Gubb lowered the tent wall and backed away.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
He made a move as if to part the tent-wall behind him.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Then both grabbed hold of the tent wall as they slipped out from under it feet first.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
For, in spite of the hours spent in the tent, it was practically already life within four walls.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
Outside the walls were huts and tents of every sort and size.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
And Adalo, hand him from the wall of the tent where it hangs, the mead horn.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn
Further back, against the limestone wall, he could see tents or lean-tos made of some kind of cloth.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
The Moorish tents the shatter'd walls enfold.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
We had wall tents with floors, and very good bunks to sleep on.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
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In poetry:

I'd pitch my tent beside a wall,
All apple trees within,
And if the apples didn't fall,
I wouldn't hesitate at all.
I'd climb—and sin!
"Summer Explorer" by John Chipman Farrar
Pavilions of sunshine--tents of the rain,
For these, the wild and the free;
And for us walled garden and window-pane,
And bolt and staple and key.
"A Pagan Prayer" by Virna Sheard
We, the evening's latest born,
Hail the children of the morn!
We, the new creation's birth,
Greet the lords of ancient earth,
From their storied walls and towers
Wandering to these tents of ours!
"At The Banquet To The Chinese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A deranged homeless man who has been squatting among the Occupy Wall Street protesters in lower Manhattan went on a violent, early-morning rampage yesterday, cursing incoherently and kicking down tents.
At a traditional loya jirga meeting of elders, Afghan President Hamid Karzai makes the case for continued partnership with US, while a New York judge orders city officials to shut down Occupy Wall Street's tent city.
The recall of the PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel beds took place in part, after a 5-month old boy was found dead last year with his face pressed against the wall of the tent.
In this Nov 14, 2011 file photo, members of the Occupy Fairbanks movement work together to erect a wall tent with a wood stove at Veteran's Memorial Park in Fairbanks, Alaska.
As he stood pressed to a white canvas tent that served as a temporary wall, an impromptu press conference within a press conference unfolding and he the main attraction, Jack Swarbrick had a flashback.
" In addition to the Memorial Wall, the "Vietnam Area" of the park will have a static display of Vietnam era equipment and two large tents with Vietnam me...
A " crazed " homeless man who has been living among the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City's Zuccotti Park went on a violent rampage Thursday, flailing, kicking tents, and yelling incoherently, according to a published report.
Tomorrow, Fashion Week officially kicks off its last season in the Bryant Park tents, which means the white wall of snow falling outside our office right now could not have come at a worse time.
This view shows the various types of camp shelters, ranging from tipis to wall tents.
The wall-to-wall tents, and the neighbors who strum their guitars until 2 am The little critter that woke you up in the middle of the night as it crawled under your tent.
Paws Up offers six luxury tents with feather beds and art-adorned canvas walls lie nestled beneath the Rocky Mountain pines.
A child was found dead with his face pressed against the wall of the tent.
On Sunday night of the opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season, the Dufner family gathered in a wall tent west of Togo.
I have a 12 x 10 Montana Canvas wall tent , internal frame, wood stove, water heater and cabelas deluxe kitchen I am looking to sell.
While many of the Occupy Wall Street protestors nationwide have retreated from their tent cities due to police pressure or the cold, the protest continues in Tampa.
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