from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A tarpaulin.
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- n. Short form of tarpaulin.
- v. To cover something with a tarpaulin.
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- n. waterproofed canvas
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I live in a house on stilts near the coast and a tarp is only needed to keep dust and pollen off and as I said its a jonboat so I can live with a little dirt.
The tarp is currently on the field, and the weather report calls for a decent chance of rain all night.
The weather report and the sky over Nationals Park are both ominous, but at the moment the tarp is off and players are warming up in the outfield.
The outbreak has long been feared by relief groups, concerned for the refugees living in tarp-tent cities with poor sanitation and squalid conditions.
You can see the pink smears on the tarp from the explosion.
After arrival we all were busy with the different tasks of unpacking, setting up four tents, a rain tarp and getting camp organized; as we wanted to get everything up in case any weather was to move in.
In between the doors, when the tarp is lifted, Hombre de Fuego adds seven more rocks to the lodge, making for an increasingly hotter space as the evening progresses.
The quickest and sturdiest way to pitch the tarp is to drape it over a log or stretched cord, one end of which is on the ground and the other raised 4 feet.
A lightweight tarp is the most versatile manmade shelter you can pack.
While the tarp is on the Timberwolves-Kings series, we can reflect on the coaching past of Minnesota's Flip Saunders.