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  • n. Plural form of groundsheet.


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  • In separate moves, residents of the camp, which consists of 31 small dome tents, three communal marquees, a tee-pee and a pair of compost toilets, woke up to find notices from Johnson's officials demanding they leave immediately tucked under their groundsheets.

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  • Nothing was said, but the object found its way somehow into the corner of the enclosure, where it was buried quickly beneath cardboard, scraps of wrapping materials, and clumsily thrown groundsheets.

    30 Days Of Night

  • I recall, for example, the days when I would gladly pay cash to a friendly Yank to purchase a sleeping bag, rather than rely on the makeshift bedrolls that we otherwise had to fashion from our regular issue of three grey wool blankets and two rubber groundsheets, which also served as our rain gear.

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  • These should be carefully sited, protected from surface water by digging ditches if necessary, and with raised platforms inside (for example using pallets, or groundsheets on sand).

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  • The money will be used for tents, groundsheets, mattresses, generators, water tanks, food and cooking utensils.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • SABC radio news reported on Thursday that SANDF communication chief director Major-General Gert Opperman said all tents had electricity and only about 200 tents did not have groundsheets.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Even when it rained, and it seemed impossible to keep the mud from their uniforms, or from the tarpaulins that formed the groundsheets of their tents, they learned to scrape and wash the mud entirely away, and even though the cleaning water, that was blessedly abundant in the low, marshy land, soaked their thin straw palliasses, it was better to sleep shivering and damp than to incur the wrath of Lieutenant Colonel Girdwood's inspection.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • “We got some groundsheets down and covered him,” the, sergeant said, “when it looked like rain.”

    Scales of Justice

  • We slept 10 to a tent, feet at the central pole and bodies radiating outwards; early on without being taught we learned how to dig a recess for our hips and over this area we spread our groundsheets.

    Coming of Age: 1939-1946

  • The girls were setting out groundsheets and rugs neatly in the two tents when Dinah suddenly stopped and listened.

    The Sea of Adventure


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