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dugout:

see canoecanoe
, long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends originally used by most peoples. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.
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dugout

[′dəg‚au̇t]
(ordnance)
Underground shelter built to protect troops, ammunition, and material from gunfire.

dugout

A primitive shelter, often consisting of an excavation in a bank of sloping terrain that is roofed with bark laid over a pole framework, then covered with sod; also see half-dugout.
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We spent a morning paddling about in a dugout canoe for fresh oysters in warm lagoon waters.
Speaking mostly their own language with a bit of Spanish, the men who would be our native guides warmly welcomed us and escorted us to dugout canoes for our trip to the eco-lodge, two hours downriver.
Readers follow Mitchinson as he wades through heavy jungle undergrowth and paddles a dugout canoe through the roadless rainforest.
Using just a dugout canoe, a paddle, and a clip net, they can make a living while safeguarding the rainforest.
After travelling deep into the lush forest, I was guided onto a long dugout canoe.
It's because of that forest is still there, and because of that we have the art of canoe carving and because of that, today, I can go there in a traditional dugout canoe and show people culturally-modified trees and we can have a traditional salmon barbecue with wild salmon.
Believed to be 3,400 years old, the dugout canoe was found during work on the pipeline between Milford Haven and Aberdulais, in west Wales.
It now resembled a dugout canoe, and Moore donned a wetsuit and rubber booties, secured a harness and safety line attached to the boat, and climbed into the whale's long incision.
In 1937 one Betty Carey embarked on the ultimate adventure, rowing from Puget sound Alaska by dugout canoe .
Bad weather pinned the party in the river's gorge for two wet and hungry weeks before Lewis, said to be the party's grand strategist, set out in a small dugout canoe to find a suitable winter campsite for the group.
As he showed me how to hunt fish from a dugout canoe, I asked him of what kind of wood the bow was made.
Shore excursions not only include the usual city tour, but also trips by riverboat and dugout canoe into the jungle itself.