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  • Meanwhile, bridges had been thrown across trenches and 'boyaux', and the artillery, leaving the emplacements where they had been anchored a whole year, came across and took position in the open,

    Poems

  • Amid the most infernal roar of every kind of fire-arms, and through an atmosphere heavy with dust and smoke, we marched up through the 'boyaux' to the 'tranchees de depart'.

    Poems

  • We broke camp about 11 o'clock the night of the 24th, and marched up through ruined Souain to our place in one of the numerous 'boyaux' where the 'troupes d'attaque' were massed.

    Poems

  • Find a charming B&B in France and go native! boyaux (bwa-yo) masculine noun (plural) guts, entrails

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  • La voix de la conscience et de l'honneur est bien faible quand les boyaux crient.

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  • ” (Et des boyaux du dernier prêtre/Serrons le cou du dernier roi.) —Attributed to Diderot by Jean-François de La Harpe, Cours de Littérature Ancienne et Moderne, vol. 3, book 4, chapter 3, p. 415 (1840).

    Denis Diderot (1713-84)

  • -- Running to the rear and joining the different parallel resistance trenches are communication trenches or boyaux.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • The march through the boyaux (communicating trenches):

    Military Instructors Manual

  • Prompt execution is essential, to prevent fatigue of the troops and congestion of the boyaux.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • Latrines should be run out about 20 feet from boyaux at points directly in rear of lateral trenches.

    Military Instructors Manual

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