Barracks


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Barracks

Temporary or permanent housing erected for soldiers or groups of workers.

Barracks

 

a building with residential, service, and training premises for the permanent quartering of the personnel of military units. The first known specialized structures for the quartering of troops were in ancient Rome and Carthage. Barracks were built in Spain from the 16th century and in France from the 17th century. The first barracks in Russia were built in 1741 in St. Petersburg, for the quartering of the Semenovskii, Preobrazhen-skii, Izmailovskii, and Cavalry Guards Regiments.

In the Soviet armed forces, in accordance with the InteriorService Regulations of the Armed Forces of the USSR (1960), each barrack must have special premises for the quartering ofeach company.

barracks

Permanent or temporary housing for soldiers or, less often, groups of workmen.
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The first halt which the detachment of invalids made was some miles from their barracks, on the Amritsar road, and ten miles distant from my house.
It's amazing," said the officer, "what excuses these invalids of mine make to get back to barracks.
The Englishman looked critically at the boy as Mahbub headed towards the barracks.
Kim beheld Mahbub Ali frying in flame for his treachery, but for himself he saw one long grey vista of barracks, schools, and barracks again.
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The day after the little conversation at Chatham barracks, young Osborne, to show that he would be as good as his word, prepared to go to town, thereby incurring Captain Dobbin's applause.
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Each Musketeer was accustomed to leave at the general hotel, as at a barrack, his own horse and that of his lackey.
George is becoming thoughtful, sitting before the fire in the whitewashed room, which has a sanded floor and a barrack smell and contains nothing superfluous and has not a visible speck of dirt or dust in it, from the faces of Quebec and Malta to the bright tin pots and pannikins upon the dresser shelves--Mr.
The passengers soon learned to accommodate themselves to their new circumstances, and life in the ship became nearly as systematically monotonous as the routine of a barrack.
David's Hall a barrack for German soldiers before many months have passed.
The more I looked, the pleasanter that country-side appeared; being all set with hawthorn bushes full of flowers; the fields dotted with sheep; a fine flight of rooks in the sky; and every sign of a kind soil and climate; and yet the barrack in the midst of it went sore against my fancy.