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Bed check

an inspection conducted soon after bedtime or during the night, as in a barracks or dormitory, to determine the presence or absence of persons required by regulation to be in bed.
Historical Examples

I was given a bed check corresponding to the number of my hat, and told to go upstairs.
Broke Edwin A. Brown


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