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bivouac

[′biv·ə‚wak]
(ordnance)
An encampment set up for a short period of time by using tents.
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At last there came a moment when a number, pursued by the Russians, found only snow on which to bivouac, and these lay down to rise no more.
Des bivouacs seront organises dans differents points.
After a spell of riot training we tucked into some well-earned ration packs before retiring under their palatial bivouacs for a good night's sleep.
MEMORIES: The young Princess aboard HMS Vanguard With Dartmoor on our doorstep they taught us how to build monkey bridges across the fast flowing rivers and bosun chairs to swing across and bivouacs to sleep under.
Over time, some of these basic arrangements were replaced by bivouacs made from dry stonewalls or basic brickwork.
We also had to sleep out in bivouacs that we had to make from heather and bracken.
We observed eight species of birds from eight families checking bivouacs in the Monteverde area (Table 1).
in my "Hillary bivouacs In the end, I simply flopped onto the living room carpet and lay there, curled up, with a small chenille throw over my torso - I couldn't cover more of me because the throw was folded up, and now I'd found a position where I felt death wasn't imminent, I didn't dare move to unfold it.
Once more I see you in your bivouacs or about your fires, on forced march or in the trenches, now shivering with wet and cold, now scorched by a pitiless and burning sun.
The "Charlies" will travel with the rally from start to finish, and will be joined by photojournalist Stefano Levi, reporting every day live from the bivouacs and from the track.
Surely our Berber guides had packed a few treats among the bedding, bivouacs and food?
Fishing at night (between dusk and dawn) on all park lakes is prohibited To avoid local residents being disturbed, prevent vandalism, stop vehicles being driven on to the park and anglers using bivouacs.