Definition of Circus tent
1. Noun. A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance. "They had the big top up in less than an hour"
Generic synonyms: Canvas, Canvas Tent, Canvass
Group relationships: Circus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circus Tent
Literary usage of Circus tent
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of American Revivals by Frank Grenville Beardsley (1912)
"tire campaign were those held in Forepaugh's circus tent. The circus was in Chicago in June, and Mr. Moody ... For two Sundays the circus tent was rented. ..."
2. Publications by Mississippi Historical Society (1916)
"one end of a large circus tent, and were given plenty of loose hay for bedding, and a good hard ground on which to rest their weary bones. ..."
3. Lands of the Slave and the Free: Or, Cuba, The United States, and Canada by Henry Anthony Murray (1857)
"After acting at night they retire to their tents to sleep, and the proper people take the circus-tent down, and start at once for the next place they are to ..."
4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"82, 117 storm, the court eaid that a patron, in voluntarily keeping a seat in a circus tent, assumes all the risks inherent in structures of that character; ..."
5. Beginning Writers: How to Make Books with Children Series by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"... circus tent Prewriting Activities Read Babar's Little Circus Star by Laurent de Brunhoff; Random House, 1988. Englebert Joins the Circus by Tom Paxton; ..."
6. The Witches of Bielefeld: War Poems and Notesby Gus L. Goethals by Gus L. Goethals (1918)
"... Somewhere in France they're putting up A three ring circus tent, The Ticket Agents are around And seats are now for rent, Somewhere in dear old U, S, A, ..."