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camp bed

a light folding cot or bed.
Origin of camp bed
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He frequently slept on the spot on a camp-bed, with his head resting upon a leather pillow.

  • I had been told that I should have no use for a tent, but that a camp-bed was a necessity, and so it proved.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • I even subjected her to the rigours of a camp-bed of wood, glass, marble, and metal.

  • I saw that I was in my own tent and stretched upon my camp-bed.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • Now and then he turns to the camp-bed, and wetting his towel in the basin, presses it against his brow.

    Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
  • He raised himself on his elbow on the camp-bed they had fitted up for him.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • He lifted the latter on the camp-bed, poured some 220 whisky between his teeth, and saw the eyes open and shine glassily.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • You can make him a kind of camp-bed there; he'll do very well.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • He lay propped on pillows in a little cot no greater than a camp-bed, not visibly breathing.

    St. Ives Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Inside the canvas walls Ephraim was lying on his uncle's camp-bed.

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers

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