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  • n. Plural form of tarpaulin.


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  • The aircraft will carry supplies such as tarpaulins for shelter, water purification tablets and water containers.

    Australian assistance to Fiji following Cyclone Tomas

  • This funding will enable the Red Cross and Oxfam to distribute and restock emergency supplies such as tarpaulins, water containers, clothing, blankets and emergency kits.

    Australian assistance to Solomon Islands

  • This funding has enabled the Red Cross to restock and distribute their emergency supplies such as tarpaulins, water containers, clothing, blankets and emergency kits.

    Further Australian Assistance for Fiji Floods

  • A RAAF C130 Hercules currently in PNG on training exercises will be diverted to deliver relief supplies such as tarpaulins and food to the affected areas.

    Australian Assistance for PNG Tidal Wave Disaster

  • If on this occasion he needed advice he had at hand some of the best, in the person of his flag officers, Sir Roger Strickland and Sir John Berry, two of the most seasoned old 'tarpaulins' in the service, and both in high estimation as naval experts with James.

    Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 Publications Of The Navy Records Society Vol. XXIX.

  • Relief aid containing mostly non-food items such as tarpaulins, tents, blankets and kitchen kits provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Children's Fund

    ReliefWeb - Headlines

  • Resources, such as tarpaulins, to make buildings weathertight could be deployed by air, but there was no demand for them at yet, he said. - Stuff

  • After most acute needs are met, distributions will include building materials such as tarpaulins, cement, wood, tools, and ropes to help people fix their homes or build a more secure structure.

    ReliefWeb - Headlines

  • Non-governmental organization Habitat for Humanity, which focuses on building housing for the poor, plans to help with three phases of shelter, first providing kits with basic materials such as tarpaulins and rope, next with cleanup and salvaging of materials, and finally with building transitional shelter.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • KRCS is also providing non-food items such as tarpaulins and water purification tablets as well as conducting a needs assessment.



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