campward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

camp +‎ -ward

Adverb[edit]

campward (not comparable)

  1. Toward a camp, campwards
    • 1907, Edward A. Moore, The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson[1]:
      Sometimes as many as four or six of our company, having leave of absence at the same time, would rendezvous to return together in the small hours of the night, through Rocketts, where "hold-ups" were not uncommon, and recount our various experiences as we proceeded campward.
    • 1898, Henry Francis Keenan, The Iron Game[2]:
      And as the cheery cry swelled farther and farther, the train drew out, everybody looking from the windows as the patient soldiery straggled back campward. "
    • 1866, George Alfred Townsend, Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,[3]:
      If I had said to Heath, that, at the very moment, Jefferson Davis and his Commander-in-chief were sitting in the dwelling opposite, reconnoitring and consulting; that, even now, their telescopes were directed upon us; that the effect of their counsel was to be manifest in less than a week; that one of the bloodiest battles of modern times was to be fought beside and around us; that six days of the most terrible fighting known in history were to ensue; that my friend and comrade was standing upon the same clods which would be reddened, at his next coming, with his heart's blood; and that the trenches were to yawn beneath his hoofs, to swallow himself and his steed,--if I had foretold these things as they were to occur, I wonder if the "pause before the storm" would have been less awful, and our ride campward less sedate.