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  • n. Plural form of encampment.

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Examples

  • The Chicago Tribune reported in 2004 that Bush administration military planners were moving forward with plans for "constructing 14 enduring bases, long-term encampments for the thousands of American troops."

    Beltway Media Distorts GOP Position on Iraq

  • Core houses would be preferable to tents that are often set up after disasters and intended as transitional shelters, but which end up being miserable, long-term encampments, he said.

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  • They don’t live on bases or in encampments apart from civilians, to prevent civilian casualties.

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  • The frequency with which they change their encampments is another point.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians

  • And not just thieves; the gatherings that sprung up every night in the encampments were the loudest he had heard yet in this land, and the religious meetings often turned into drunken orgies once the Hermit had retired for the night.

    Omnibus

  • The post-Microsoft world is just as likely to be a chaotic nightmare, full of competing vendor fiefdoms and walled technology encampments -- in other words, a return to the real Dark Ages of PC hardware.

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  • Other people living in ragtag encampments around Port-au-Prince have complained that no food has reached them.

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  • But increasingly, the encampments are the way many Americans experience the war.

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  • Likewise, a series of incidents on the East and West Coasts -- a sexual assault at Zuccotti Park in New York, a shooting near the camp in Oakland, California, two drug overdoses in Portland, Oregon, and the suicide of a veteran in Burlington, Vermont -- have fueled the perception that the encampments are a threat to public safety.

    Mark Cassello: Occupy Chicago Scores Victories Without a Camp

  • " And not just thieves; the gatherings that sprung up every night in the encampments were the loudest he had heard yet in this land, and the religious meetings often turned into drunken orgies once the Hermit had retired for the night.

    The Otherworld

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