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sugar camp

noun, Chiefly North Midland U.S., especially Indiana and Ohio.
a grove of sugar maples.
Origin of sugar camp
1770-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But I want to tell you right here how it isn't all fun up there in the sugar camp.

  • I have been to a sugar camp, and I saw how maple sugar is made.

  • In my boyhood days butternut syrup and sugar were considered as "sticky jokes" of the sugar camp.

    The Nut Culturist Andrew S. Fuller
  • The Lick comes before the hunting camp, and there is no sugar camp at all.

    The Red Moccasins Morrison Heady
  • They reached the sugar camp before the middle of the forenoon, although the roads at that season were very heavy.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • It was a little house, a sugar camp, just such a one as Farmer Brown has near his home.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • We hunted all over the sugar camp, until the little creatures were fairly driven out of the neighborhood.

    Indian Child Life Charles A. Eastman
  • On February 22, Washington's birthday, fatigued and weary they slept in a sugar camp.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • In the spring the women, boys, and old men spent weeks at the sugar camp.

  • Have you ever worked in a sugar camp, such as there were in old Fayette County in those days?

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field

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