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Canvas City (A)

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A military encampment.

“The Grand Master assented, and they proceeded accordingly, … . avoiding the most inhabited parts of the canvas city.”—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman, chap. x.


“In 1851, during the gold rush, a town of tents, known as Canvas Town, rose into being on the St. Kilda Road, Melbourne. Several thousand inhabitants lived in this temporary settlement, which was laid out in streets and lasted for several months.”—Cities of the World; Melbourne.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cantāte Sunday
Canteen
Canterbury
Canterbury Tales
Canting Crew (The)
Canucks
Canvas
Canvas City (A)
Caora
Cap
Cap (the verb)
Cap Verses (To)
Cap and Bells
Cap and Feather Days
Cap and Gown
Cap in Hand
Cap of Fools (The)
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