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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
An Americanism dating back to 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have been to a sugar camp, and I saw how maple sugar is made.

  • The Lick comes before the hunting camp, and there is no sugar camp at all.

    The Red Moccasins Morrison Heady
  • Once we raised a family in a box in a dark corner of Farmer Brown's sugar camp.

  • We came to a sugar camp, and beyond it, stretching between us and Vincennes, was a sea of water.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • And the sugar-making, which had its pleasant side, the sugar camp and its merry tenants.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • Had they not experienced the joys of the sugar camp while "stirring off" the lively, creeping maple sugar?

  • The snow is still a foot or more deep in the woods, and the ox-sled is got out to make a road to the sugar camp.

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    Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  • The doctor went out in the car over sloppy roads with that letter, and located the Harvester in the sugar camp.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • In my boyhood days butternut syrup and sugar were considered as "sticky jokes" of the sugar camp.

    The Nut Culturist Andrew S. Fuller
  • 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

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