decampment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decampment breaking camp
    • n decampment the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Decampment Departure from a camp; a marching off.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decampment Departure from a camp; a marching off.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. décampement,

Usage

In literature:

I might add that one of our neighbor boys was to decamp with me, and the dime novel had been our guide.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
It irritated Jones so much that he was obliged to decamp.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
At the last moment several domestics decamped, my cook among them.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
The British repossessed the camp, but on the following day decamped, abandoning seventy-two of their wounded.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Anyway, two days later, on August 2, the French decamped.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
Others, less obstinate or more impatient of a change, resolved to decamp from the Calabooza.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
Unluckily the Tambero, a Zambo, had decamped, as his house had often been plundered.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The trees were literally alive with monkeys and squirrels, which quickly decamped as we approached them.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Two of the eight decamped, at this juncture; making the odds six, instead of eight, to one.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
This hastened his preparations for decamping.
"Heroes and Hunters of the West" by Anonymous
He (Funny Joe) then decamped, and was never heard of more in Cape Town.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
Halstead snatched a handful of cookies off the table and decamped.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
During the conference Shays decamped and marched his men through Prescott and North Dana to Petersham.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
For all I know he may have burned the house down and decamped.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
In vain the Englishman declared he was no merchant, and explained that Ibrahim Sishman had decamped with his bill on Beyrout.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
The general has broken up his establishment and has decamped!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
As soon as they perceived it, they decamped.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
The Pope-quoter had decamped.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
The yield in prisoners was poor, the Germans having decamped.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Were it not for two considerations, he might have decamped with the proceeds.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

Toward's lone Decamp's--whose ancient home
Affords Fitzgibbon's band
Such shelter as the soldier asks
Whose life hangs on his brand--
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Bolders sneak'd off, t' avoid a fray;
The place was much too hot to stay.
Then to decamp he did not fail,
And leave me to record the tale.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton

In news:

A handful of Los Angeles fashion designers decamped to London Fashion Week last month with a hectic schedule.
Decamp says the permits can be reactivated for as little as a hundred and fifty dollars.
Talkin' WMU sports with David Drew and Scott DeCamp .
Paul DeCamp , a surgeon who achieved renown in the operating room and on the tennis court, died Sunday at Ochsner Medical Center.
Two Bankruptcy Partners Decamp from White & Case.
Larry Bohannon and Heidi DeCamp .
Marlee Wilson Scott DeCamp sdecamp1@mlive.com.
McGrath Decamping From Intransigent Times Book Review.
Fort Worth native Jordan Richardson decamped for L.A.
Postdoctoral fellow Wolfram Pernice is decamping to Germany at the end of the month after being awarded the prestigious Emmy Noether fellowship.
The occasion marked a welcome return to London Fashion Week for design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi — they decamped to New York in 2007.
Rick Perry revels in Midland as another California company decamps to Texas.
When Philippa Kingsley decamped to Atlanta, Georgia, from her former home in the Hague (Dutch taste buds were never quite the same again), she did not miss a single "fiddle dee dee" cooking Thai food in America's deep South.
Underwent a change at the top when co-founder Steve Bailey decamped for a gig with the National Performance Network.
"We started off really strong, a few silly turn-overs, but we ended the first half ahead by one," said Pettus head coach Sunny DeCamp.
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In science:

Decamp & Le Bourlot (2002) used another model velocity field that was obtained from a wavelet reconstruction with statistical properties similar to the ISM velocity field, including motions correlated in space and time.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
Decamp & Le Bourlot (2002) approximated turbulence by a stochastic 1D velocity field correlated in space and time, and solved the continuity equation for the density of each species.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
One important timescale is cloud contraction (Shematovich et al. 2003), but another is turbulent cycling between different physical conditions over a range of timescales (Decamp & Le Bourlot 2002).
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
The calculations by Decamp & LeBourlet also develop a bistable chemical pattern in which dual equilibria are possible.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
Decamp et al., “Determination of the number of light neutrino species”, Phys.
Exotic Searches at LHC and Tevatron
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