Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pot for the use of soldiers or others in a camp.

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Examples

  • Well, we'd have a few Ghazis on our side this time; there were whiskered Pathans chattering round a camp-kettle, so I took a chapatti and a handful of chilis, gave the time of day to a naik with the Sobraon medal, and passed on, drawn by the distant pig-squeal of pipes which always makes my dear wife burst into tears - ah, we've our own home-grown savages in tow, have we, thinks I.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • Well, we'd have a few Ghazis on our side this time; there were whiskered Pathans chattering round a camp-kettle, so I took a chapatti and a handful of chilis, gave the time of day to a naik with the Sobraon medal, and passed on, drawn by the distant pig-squeal of pipes which always makes my dear wife burst into tears — ah, we've our own home-grown savages in tow, have we, thinks I.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • With such variety as this, with portable kitchens in the place of the cumbersome camp-kettle per man, with fresh bread, well-cooked meat and vegetables, and well-made coffee, the soldiers will have every chance of health that diet can afford.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • Then he had to roast his coffee, which he did in the lid of his camp-kettle, burning it black, and breaking it as small as he could, with stones or anyhow.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • He abandoned all idea of dinner, and did nothing through that fiery noon, when we could hardly stir from the shade, -- which we found farther off, -- but rush between the stream near by and the tree, with his little camp-kettle of water, to try to save it.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

  • For answer, the English boy shot up from his lowly posture, seized his companion by the arm, making him drop the camp-kettle, which he was just filling, and forced him to scan the soft clay by the rivulet.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods

  • The doctor had bathed his puffy feet in warm water taken from Joe's camp-kettle, and was anointing them with a healing salve, after which he tucked them into a loose pair of slippers of his own.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods

  • And so speaking, Cyrus, with a chuckle of joy, unslung the tin drinking-cup which hung at his belt, filled and refilled it, drinking long, inspiriting draughts before he prepared to fill the camp-kettle.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods

  • Cyrus caught up the camp-kettle, and stepped out briskly over the springy, spongy ground.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods

  • The pack contained the tent, the camp-kettle, and frying-pan, together with the aforementioned provisions, a good axe, etc.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods

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