canvas tent


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Noun1.canvas tent - a tent made of canvas fabriccanvas tent - a tent made of canvas fabric  
big top, circus tent, round top, top - a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"
field tent - a canvas tent for use in the field
Sibley tent - a light conical canvas tent erected on a tripod with ventilation at the top
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
wall tent - a canvas tent with four vertical walls
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There was no water in the bared and burning bars of the river to reflect the vertical sun, but under its direct rays one or two tinned roofs and corrugated zinc cabins struck fire, a few canvas tents became dazzling to the eye, and the white wooded corral of the stage office and hotel insupportable.
Every family is on its own land in its own residence, and the canvas tent is rarely to be seen.
A high-powered electric light apparently sparked the fire in the large canvas tent where more than 100 women and children, many singing wedding songs, were present, Khadim said.
They steered clear of any big tree lightning rods that night, but the next morning, as they emerged from their rain-soaked canvas tent, they were immediately drawn to the champion tree.
To top it all off, we fell asleep in each other's arms, with just the canvas tent and the stars above us
Sure, my tentmates and I "listened" to the instructions on how to set up and care for the canvas tent.
While the Essentials coalition gathered conservative synod members and supporters each day of synod for coffee, desserts and strategizing in a white, canvas tent, the day after the primatial election brought a surprise guest: Archbishop Andrew Hutchison.
He teaches people how to make birchbark canoes; his sage advice is sought by world leaders; he has travelled the globe talking to schoolchildren and statesmen; he is equally at home in a luxury hotel or a canvas tent.
Scrap cloth is tacked around the edges like the doors on a canvas tent to allow the chicks in and out of the brooder as they please.
The meticulous Cox was known for keeping his area of the green canvas tent neat and for providing quick answers in the medical trivial pursuit games doctors devised to study for the upcoming board exams, said Peter Weimerskirch, also an emergency medicine doctor who crossed paths with Cox.
Canvas tent villages, named Upper, Lower and Ernie's (after a dedicated handyman), accommodated eager campers and counsellors.
Her terse account of raising babies by the light of a kerosene lamp under a canvas tent is easily as powerful as anything in the fictions, and it can serve as a metaphor for the writing process itself: a desperate attempt to nurture and thrive in a dimly perceived world, to make something out of unpromising surroundings.