Definitions

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  • n. The resulting cavity in a deep underground burst when there is no rupture of the surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., a mine with a charge so small as not to produce any crater when exploded.

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Examples

  • One was set to "camouflet" the automobile van for the pigeons which, carried in baskets on the men's backs in charges, were released as another means of sending word of the progress of an attack obscured in the shell-smoke.

    My Second Year of the War

  • To "camouflet" became a new English verb British planes tested out a battery's visibility from the air.

    My Second Year of the War

  • The camouflet feature means that surrounding rock strata will not be significantly damaged.

    Perseus Spur

  • If I read this computer correctly, we are dealing with a contingency demolition setup called a photon-blast camouflet system.

    Perseus Spur

  • She said the two of them were talking about whether to tell the other Haluk about the photon camouflet and try to escape.

    Perseus Spur

  • Because of the confined space in the cavern, the great heat of the camouflet will suck air out of the tunnel as the cavern contents flash and burn — as materials oxidize.

    Perseus Spur

  • Working parties were heavy, and on one occasion the Bosche blew a camouflet while work was in progress.

    The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion) Record of War Service, 1914-1918

  • Thereupon, the ordinary tongue gives camouflet as the synonym for soufflet.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • Thereupon, the ordinary tongue gives camouflet [42] as the synonym for soufflet.

    Les Misérables

  • The belligerent pundit who has flung in the face of peaceful geologists this octavo _camouflet_ of his scientific lucubrations professes to have scoured the surface and ravaged the bottom (in a suit of patent sub-marine Scriptural armor) of a no less abysmal subject than the cryptology of Genesis, -- to have undermined with his sapping intellect and blown up with his explosive wisdom the walled secrets of time and eternity, carrying away with him in the shape of plunder a whole cargo of the plans and purposes of the Omnipotent in the Creation.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

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