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  • Smith folded the message, tucked it in a pocket, rose, took the radio and a rubber ground-sheet to protect it from the snow.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • Two hundred yards from the tent, after having stopped twice and changed direction twice, Smith knelt with his back -- and the rubber ground-sheet -- to the drifting snow.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • There were no sleeping-bags in the tent, merely old, worn rugs spread over a ground-sheet.

    The Mystery of the Vanished Prince

  • Jenny rushed out of the kitchen with loud screams of fright, and the Professor bellowed in anger as he took a ground-sheet off his head, and a tent-pole off his back.

    Five Are Together Again

  • At about eleven o'clock, an orderly came along the field with a mackintosh ground-sheet over his head, and told me the Colonel wished to see me.

    Bullets & Billets

  • Towards morning the rain became heavier, so I took up my bed -- _i. e._, my greatcoat and ground-sheet -- and, finding four free square feet in the

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • "Are you there, Morgan?" he shouted, pulling open a waterproof ground-sheet that was fastened over a hole in the ground.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • An unfortunate bump dispersed my blankets and my ground-sheet in the mud.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • He had already packed all his stores under the shelter of the wigwam and the canoe, covering the latter with the ground-sheet.

    Kiddie the Scout

  • A "sissy" came down the steps of the dug-out, mopping his forehead with a handkerchief; -- fancy any one carrying a handkerchief in the front line; one had essentials enough to carry without being burdened with such a feminine article; -- another of the boys was sitting writing a letter with his ground-sheet under him in the mud.

    Through St. Dunstan's to Light

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