bed check


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bed check

n.
An inspection to determine that people, such as military personnel or boarding school students, are in bed by a certain time.
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Noun1.bed check - a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should bebed check - a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
confirmation, substantiation, verification, check - additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
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TCU's coaches said Boykin was in his room at curfew but went out after the bed check. Oregon's players are also monitored during their stay on the tempting River Walk.
One late afternoon, we were strafed by Bed Check Charlie [G1 slang for a lone enemy plane that shows up at night to bedevil ground troops].
Texas uses a kind of bed check, counting them where they sleep.
There was a bed check to ensure that the edges of the mosquito nets were tucked tightly under the mattress so as to leave no gaps which could be mistaken for an open invitation.
"Ali's case has improved since the previous check up by 87 per cent and his bed check up has shown an improvement in focusing and strength in muscles," he said.
If we left at nine, it took a 30-minute fast walk to get back to the base, which left us a little cushion before the duty corporal did his ten o'clock bed check. For me this meant about three beers, which was my limit anyway.
Was the bed check monitor in use prior to the fall?
We were instructed on everything: lights out and in bed by 10:30--with bed check by housemother; enforced study hours from 7:00 to 9:00 each week night; one 12:00 o'clock or one overnight a week--the overnight had to be approved by our parent or guardian.