from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the tents occupied by a military guard when a command is in the field or in camp.


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  • It was the bridge, seen from this height in plan, with a guard-tent pitched under the shadowy village-crested wall of the opposite bank.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Wood, who was only to come down if I were hit, got the Indians ready to spray the guard-tent if affairs became general; while Ali,

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • The guard did not turn out promptly and he became angry; diving into the guard-tent to rout them up, he ran against a big fellow so violently that he was nearly thrown off his legs.

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • There was much dismay in the guard-tent at daybreak when it was found that the prisoner had flown.

    "The Red Watch" With the First Canadian Division in Flanders

  • "And I should think it's also your duty to get back to the guard-tent as soon as possible."

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 7, 1914

  • "Present him the compliments of the General commanding, and tell him if he does not come to the guard-tent at once, I will send a file of soldiers after him."

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • A chap at a crammer's told me last holidays that when he was at camp he and some other fellows loosed the ropes of the guard-tent.

    The Head of Kay's

  • He climbed out of the ditch, shook himself, looked round for his assailant, and, not finding him, hurried to the guard-tent to see what was happening.

    The Head of Kay's

  • The guard-tent row, as far as the bulk of camp was concerned, lasted exactly two days; at the end of which period it was generally agreed that all that could be said on the subject had been said, and that it was now a back number.

    The Head of Kay's

  • And then some blackguard cut the ropes of the guard-tent.

    The Head of Kay's


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