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 for Flying camp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flying \Fly"ing\, a. [From Fly, v. i.]
     Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or
     rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
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     Flying army (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
        motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
        in continual alarm. --Farrow. 
     Flying artillery (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
        evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
        spring upon the guns and caissons when they change
     Flying bridge, Flying camp. See under Bridge, and
     Flying buttress (Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the
        thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by
        ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of
        masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid
        pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
        word is generally applied only to the straight bar with
        supporting arch.
     Flying colors, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:
     To come off with flying colors, to be victorious; to
        succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.
     Flying doe (Zool.), a young female kangaroo.
     Flying dragon.
     (a) (Zool.) See Dragon, 6.
     (b) A meteor. See under Dragon.
     Flying Dutchman.
     (a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
         the seas till the day of judgment.
     (b) A spectral ship.
     Flying fish. (Zool.) See Flying fish, in the Vocabulary.
     Flying fox (Zool.), see Flying fox in the vocabulary.
     Flying frog (Zool.), either of two East Indian tree frogs
        Rhacophorus+({Rhacophorus+nigrapalmatus">of the genus Rhacophorus ({Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus
        and Rhacophorus pardalis), having very large and broadly
        webbed feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to
        make very long leaps.
     Flying gurnard (Zool.), a species of gurnard of the genus
        Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus, with very large
        pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
        fish, but not for so great a distance.
     Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is
           Cephalacanthus volitans.
     Flying jib (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
        jib, on the flying-jib boom.
     Flying-jib boom (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.
     Flying kites (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine
     Flying lemur. (Zool.) See Colugo.
     Flying level (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
        the course of a projected road, canal, etc.
     Flying lizard. (Zool.) See Dragon, n. 6.
     Flying machine, any apparatus for navigating through the
        air, especially a heavier-than-air machine. -- Flying
     mouse (Zool.), the opossum mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), a
        marsupial of Australia. Called also feathertail glider.
     Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
           squirrels, and a featherlike tail. -- Flying party
        (Mil.), a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an
        enemy. -- Flying phalanger (Zool.), one of several
        species of small marsuupials of the genera Petaurus and
        Belideus, of Australia and New Guinea, having lateral
        folds like those of the flying squirrels. The sugar
        squirrel ({Belideus sciureus), and the ariel ({Belideus
        ariel), are the best known; -- called also squirrel
        petaurus and flying squirrel. See Sugar squirrel. --
     Flying pinion, the fly of a clock. -- Flying sap (Mil.),
        the rapid construction of trenches (when the enemy's fire
        of case shot precludes the method of simple trenching), by
        means of gabions placed in juxtaposition and filled with
        earth. -- Flying shot, a shot fired at a moving object,
        as a bird on the wing. -- Flying spider. (Zool.) See
        Ballooning spider. -- Flying squid (Zool.), an oceanic
        squid ({Ommastrephes Bartramii syn. Sthenoteuthis
        Bartramii), abundant in the Gulf Stream, which is able to
        leap out of the water with such force that it often falls
        on the deck of a vessel. -- Flying squirrel (Zool.) See
        Flying squirrel, in the Vocabulary. -- Flying start, a
        start in a sailing race in which the signal is given while
        the vessels are under way. -- Flying torch (Mil.), a
        torch attached to a long staff and used for signaling at
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus
     plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. Campaign,
     Champ, n.]
     1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected
        for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. --Shak.
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     2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly
        arranged in an orderly manner.
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              Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. --W.
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     3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
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     4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers,
        of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
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              The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
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     5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other
        vegetables are stored for protection against frost; --
        called also burrow and pie. [Prov. Eng.]
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     6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See champion.] An
        ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
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     Camp bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto
        a small space for easy transportation.
     camp ceiling (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics
        or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at
        the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the
        plane surface of the upper ceiling.
     Camp chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly
        for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made
        of strips or pieces of carpet.
     Camp fever, typhus fever.
     Camp follower, a civilian accompanying an army, as a
        sutler, servant, etc.
     Camp meeting, a religious gathering for open-air preaching,
        held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It
        usually last for several days, during which those present
        lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.
     Camp stool, the same as camp chair, except that the stool
        has no back.
     Flying camp (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for
        rapid motion from one place to another. --Farrow.
     To pitch (a) camp, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.
     To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.
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