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groundsheet

, ground cloth
1. a waterproof rubber, plastic, or polythene sheet placed on the ground in a tent, etc., to keep out damp
2. a similar sheet put over a sports field to protect it against rain
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We can use our experiences and knowledge to best advise our customers on what products will be most suitable for them, as most caravan sites advise that people only have groundsheets that are breathable.
We had to put our waterproof groundsheets over the top of the trench for shelter and dig holes to sit in.
Yesterday, the area was sealed off and covered with large plastic groundsheets as police officers kept the road clear.
The mountains, the lochs, out on bicycles, always prepared with our groundsheets, rolling around in the heather, all that.
I saw small "huts" built from branches wrenched from trees and covered with plastic groundsheets.
Families come with groundsheets and windbreakers and folding chairs, prams and picnic baskets and oldies in wheelchairs and Zimmer frames.
It also had holes-made by insects rather than bullets - and no attached groundsheets, so it tended to leak and flood in wet weather.
Daniel Breaks, 47, lived in a top floor flat on Hallville Road, Allerton, for six months but slept on camping groundsheets surrounded by piles of clothes and belongings.
We hope playgoers will bring picnics and their own folding seats or groundsheets and enjoy a full evening in the Castle grounds," said Robert Metcalfe, Marketing Manager for Theatre Set-Up.
It will mean an end to soggy, mud trodden groundsheets thanks to Mike Scullion's clever idea.
Keycap Holidays are offering a 20-minute video of their mobile home holidays in France for pounds 5 (redeemable against the cost of a holiday booking) which could put an end to the myth that a camping holiday in Europe is soggy groundsheets and cooking over a primus stove