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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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Jon said: "Awnings vary in size and we can offer a bespoke service with Isabella (manufacturer) groundsheets to fit customers' requirements.
A FEW YEARS ago, if you had told Captain Shaun Turner that he'd be sleeping on a groundsheet on a Haitian airstrip just after Christmas, he'd have looked at you in disbelief.
The firm promotes groundsheets designed to keep grass healthier.
I remember when we were in England I was on an exercise and one officer told us to get our groundsheets out of our packs and Wakenshaw didn't have his in his pack.
Now, though, I find myself inexplicably looking at sleeping bags and groundsheets.
How should I know what to do," he wibbled, rolling around on wet grass in a tangle of guide ropes and groundsheets.
We had to put our waterproof groundsheets over the top of the trench for shelter and dig holes to sit in.
This tactic has the added benefit of protecting expensive and vulnerable sewn-in groundsheets from being punctured by something sharp in the ground.
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.