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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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And the grenadier of the guard urged the horses over men and bivouacs with bloody wheels and a double line of corpses on either side of them.
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.
Dans le cortAaAaAeA?ge, une voiture est consacrAa aux ingrAaAaAeA@dients et au matAaAaAeA@riel de cuisine alors qu'une autre est rAaAaAeA@s au transport des tentes, de la literie et autres moyens nAaAaAeA@cessair pour les bivouacs.
Then compound that by being 'under canvas' (one-man bivouacs), with just a thin plastic groundsheet to separate your extremities from the solidly frozen soil, while the wind from Siberia played havoc with any attempts to get even a degree or two of heat into one's shivering body.
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.
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 beautiful people have booked up luxury beach huts, bohemian bivouacs, pod pads and tipis for their visit.
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.