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Living, just by itself—what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you've got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that's terribly exciting—or he'll come along and nibble your brain.
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Etymology 1

Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English bunker (seat, bench), origin is uncertain but possibly Scandanavian. Confer Old Swedish bunke (boards used to protect the cargo of a ship). See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.

Noun

Singular
bunk

Plural
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  1. One of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers.
  2. (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  3. (military) A cot.
  4. (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  5. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
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Verb

Infinitive
to bunk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to bunk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to occupy a bunk
  2. to provide a bunk

Etymology 2

Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe.

Noun

Singular
bunk

Plural
-

bunk (-)
  1. (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.
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Etymology 3

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Verb

Infinitive
to bunk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bunk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (UK) To fail to attend school without permission; to play truant.
  2. (obsolete) To expel from a school.
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