from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, warmly lined, usually zippered bag for sleeping, especially outdoors.

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  • n. A padded or insulated bag large enough to surround the whole body and which keeps the user warm while sleeping, used as a substitute for bedclothes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large padded bag designed to be slept in outdoors; usually rolls up like a bedroll


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  • Kurtz had been out of his sleeping bag in two seconds, had slipped into his shoes and leather gloves, had pulled his .45 and the short-barreled .38 from his duffel, and was out into the pitch-black hallway in ten seconds, crouching and waiting.


  • Having stuffed the borrowed sleeping bag into its sack, Anna made herself a cup of coffee from a flow-through bag and joined the chief ranger where he sat on a log.

    Blood Lure

  • Drafts, sharp as knives with the early frost, stabbed into the warm sanctity of her sleeping bag as she performed her morning contortions.


  • I flipped the switch off and eyed Watney, who was inspecting the sleeping bag on the floor, where Linnea should have been.

    Ask the Cards a Question

  • His sleeping bag and other equipment had all disappeared, only empty self-heating meals remained scattered around the half-crumbled section of floor.


  • He'd set up a cot with a decent sleeping bag — borrowed from Arlene — and had his leaving-Attica gym bag, a flashlight, and a few books on the floor.


  • He didn't think it would be wise to tell her about the abandoned icehouse and the borrowed sleeping bag he currently called home.


  • Deck's sleeping bag no longer lay across the tattered mattress.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • Tuesday night I slept again on the floor in the sleeping bag and dreamed of colours, and early on Wednesday, as soon as it was light, began overpainting flesh onto the blue bones, working from light areas to dark, giving her strength and brain but not a peach-skin luminous beauty.

    To The Hilt

  • Judging from the way the ripstop nylon bagged inward it contained neither sleeping bag nor tent.

    Blood Lure


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