bivouac bivouac  /ˈbɪv wæk/


  1. (n) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  2. (n) a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  3. (v) live in or as if in a tent


  1. But when the queen is on the march from bivouac to bivouac, she is relatively unguarded.
  2. Other unit commanders who wanted a morale-booster for their own men were given the privilege of staging the executions of flyers captured in their bivouac areas.
  3. North from bivouac, with terse combat orders in the pockets of their coveralls, headed the Second.


  • Under the Stars and Above the Streets: Artist Organizes Rooftop Campground

    via Facebook “When you step onto a rooftop,” Thomas Stevenson explained, “things down below disappear. It’s levity. ” Such is the essence of Mr. Stevenson’s “Bivouac” —a participatory art project in which New Yorkers find solace for one evening in campsite far above ground. It’s not exactly the great outdoors, but this weekend, those who sign up can experience what this artist deems an escape ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer


  1. In A Psalm of Life, 1838, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote: "Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul......In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Source: Family Security Matters

  2. "Lacedelli had placed their camp out of sight more than 250 metres away from where we had agreed," says Bonatti, "so Mahdi and I were forced to bivouac out in the open at 8,100 metres. Throughout the night we had to keep digging out our snow...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Walter Bonatti Source: The Guardian

  3. Race leader Marc Coma said, "We left the bivouac at about 6 this morning, but because of the fog and the fact that the helicopters couldn't fly, we didn't start till 10. Then this evening we didn't get back to 17.30 - it was a very long day - and...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Marc Coma Source: Fullnoise

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