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  • n. A type of overall covered in torn cloth sheds, used as camouflage by hunters and military snipers.

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As worn by ghillies, the Scottish hunting guides, in the 19th century.

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  • "'The K9 tracked to a wooded area and was very interested in a particular piece of ground about a half a mile away from the building,' Sgt. David Thompson, spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office, said in a release. 'The dog then bit the ground that in turn cried out in pain.'

    The officer then realized there was a man hiding at his feet, dressed in a 'ghillie' suit, Thompson said. A ghillie suit is a head-to-toe camouflage outfit used by military snipers to blend in with vegetation."

    --Dog bites 'Moss Man' outside Ore. rock museum

    October 16, 2010

  • See here.

    October 6, 2008

  • "Because of their advanced concealment properties, Custom Concealment Ghillie Suits have been designated as 'defense articles' by the US Department of State, with export prohibited except under license."

    - Tim Ashbaugh, 'Custom Ghillie Suits'.

    October 6, 2008