from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Canvas or duck made for tents, awnings, etc.


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  • Kel must have given up on his idea of blinding the thing with a dropped tent-cloth, because he hadn't come back for one.

    Elephant in the City

  • But misfortune had taught her spirit humility; and the recollection of nights passed in the desert, with only a thin mattress betwixt her and the naked earth, and a little tent-cloth and the boughs of trees to protect her from inclement skies, caused her to regard her present retreat with such feelings of satisfaction as she might have indulged if in the chamber of a palace.

    Nick of the Woods

  • He was clad in a few cotton rags that he had patched with old stocking-tops and bits of old tent-cloth, to hold them together, and it was impossible to detect the original fabric.

    A Woman's Life-Work — Labors and Experiences

  • Before they (the infantry) were within musket range, a horseman bearing a large piece of tent-cloth swept along the crest of Bolivar Heights.

    The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson

  • A few pieces of old tent-cloth, picked up about an old camp, made their bed.

    A Woman's Life-Work — Labors and Experiences

  • A long amphora stood in a tamarisk rack in one corner; a linen napkin hung, pinned to the tent-cloth, over it; a glazed laver and a small box sat beside it.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • A remarkable circumstance connected with the above incident was the fact that, during the confusion and haste following the order for the hasty march, the brothers lost sight of each other, and the elder (who bore the flag) was compelled to gallop to the front, leaving the tent-cloth and blankets, which usually were included in the roll behind the saddle, to be carried in the other's knapsack.

    Memories A Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War

  • I nearly succumbed three or four times before I managed to tear down the tent-cloth.

    Tales of Destiny

  • A minie-ball had entered the lower part, passing through sixteen folds of tent-cloth, many folds of a blanket, riddling several articles of underwear, and finally burying itself in a small Bible.

    Memories A Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War

  • Then I carefully bestowed the instrument in its place of hiding, tying it securely to a beam high up toward the ceiling, and finally I restored the tent-cloth wall exactly as I had found it.

    Tales of Destiny


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