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Circus tent   /sˈərkəs tɛnt/   Listen
Circus tent

A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance.  Synonyms: big top, round top, top.  "They had the big top up in less than an hour"

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"Circus tent" Quotes from Famous Books

... were unusual signs of bustle. People were hurrying along the footpath. The blare of brass instruments came from the big circus tent, round which was lingering every small boy of Cunjee who could not gain admission. Horses were tied to adjoining fences, considerably disquieted by the brazen strains of the band. It was very cheerful and inspiring, ...
— A Little Bush Maid • Mary Grant Bruce

... crowd, understanding that the lion performance was over, began crowding into the circus tent. ...
— The Circus Boys on the Flying Rings • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... fashionable Portuguese hoods on. This hood is of thick blue cloth, attached to a cloak of the same stuff, and is a marvel of ugliness. It stands up high and spreads far abroad, and is unfathomably deep. It fits like a circus tent, and a woman's head is hidden away in it like the man's who prompts the singers from his tin shed in the stage of an opera. There is no particle of trimming about this monstrous capote, as they call it—it is just a plain, ugly dead-blue ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

Words linked to "Circus tent" :   round top, canvas tent, canvass, canvas, circus

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