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An open-air fire in a camp, used for cooking and as a focal point for social activity.
- ‘There were, to be sure, evening campfires with stories told in the camaraderie of the moment, and feasts and merriment when the travellers returned to the post after a year in the wilderness.’
- ‘During the night, many times at camp, there would be several campfires and the Texans would surround it, talking, and joking of their lives back home.’
- ‘Around campfires that blazed in the bright sunshine old friends caught up on the events since last October's fair and discussed their plans for the next six months.’
- ‘Erica glanced up at Dan whose face was illuminated by the flames of campfires.’
- ‘For thousands of years, people have been huddled around the campfire, telling stories.’
- ‘Prosecutors say she told them that while she was on patrol enforcing a ban on campfires, she went to a campfire site, burned a letter from her estranged husband and lost control of the fire.’
- ‘Take extra care when having campfires / barbecues in the countryside, as fire spreads very rapidly over open ground.’
- ‘It was a nice camp out in the woods, with canoes, campfires and songs.’
- ‘He saw her stirring the embers of the dying campfire and tiptoed stealthily up behind her.’
- ‘A few lights from campfires at the canyon campground flickered in the distance.’
- ‘The three set off on a road trip that consisted of tequila shots, flirting and ghost stories around the campfire.’
- ‘He was quiet as he sat at the campfire those nights, staring fixedly at the flames.’
- ‘From arranging holiday wreaths and making bird biscuits to building campfires, all of these activities make for good old-fashioned fun.’
- ‘However, at many public parks and forests, campfires are permitted only in established fire rings cleared of all flammable materials.’
- ‘As the rest of the party sat down near the campfire, Jonathan started moving away.’
- ‘While we're on a musical note, the campfire song Kumbaya is said to be Angolan.’
- ‘One camp I know eliminated its weekly campfires because too many campers complained that they were boring.’
- ‘Our guides will share their stories, and they'll teach us songs and social dances at our nightly campfires.’
- ‘He pointed to a little campground with a designated campfire place and some benches.’
- ‘I could tell you how wonderful it was to sit around a campfire and sing all those old songs.’
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