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biv wak

  • n  temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  • n  a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  • v  live in or as if in a tent

  • But when the queen is on the march from bivouac to bivouac, she is relatively unguarded.
  • From the moment he arrives (usually aboard a comfortable troop ship), through his bivouac experience (under conditions less arduous than most Stateside weekend hunting camps), to .
  • It is all war, war on the Pacific island of Anopopei, which a force of 6,000 Americans is attempting to take, war in headquarters bivouac and on the trails through the jungle, war .
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  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - The New York Observer

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Family Security Matters
    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...
  • Walter Bonatti in The Guardian
    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...
  • Marc Coma in Fullnoise
    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...

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