camouflage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v camouflage disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"
    • n camouflage the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance "he is a master of disguise"
    • n camouflage device or stratagem for concealment or deceit
    • n camouflage fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background
    • n camouflage an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something "the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"
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Usage

In literature:

A ramp, the entrance of which was camouflaged by a rotating section of the inner castle wall, gave access to the subterranean passage.
"A Knyght Ther Was" by Robert F. Young
Going to want as clever a job of camouflage done as possible.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Its speeding engine was pure camouflage for its slow progress.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Ugliness and dirt are camouflaged by the clean top of everything.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
There they hopped into the Renault, which had been kept in a camouflaged garage, and drove to the little port of Marrec.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
But the thief had carefully emptied cartons, leaving the cartons as camouflage.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
They're big and camouflaged, and the mesh size is right.
"Jimsy and the Monsters" by Walt Sheldon
Upon us like an avalanche came this real camouflage.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
They are all camouflaged, mottled and streaked in green and brown.
"A "Y Girl in France" by Katherine Shortall
Nangolat, after stealing the earth scanner, had taken the truck to the hut at Trinidad Valley and camouflaged it with lumber.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
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In poetry:

Naked as resurgency.
But then her kindly lovers,
The wind and sun, will camouflage
What the rain uncovers.
"Wupatki" by Norman MacLeod
The hunter crouches in his blind
'Neath camouflage of every kind
And conjures up a quacking noise
To lend allure to his decoys
This grown-up man, with pluck and luck
is hoping to outwit a duck
"The Hunter" by Ogden Nash
It is Time's camouflage deceives us.
There it extends like space: whatever moves
(A horse to drink, a reaper to stack the sheaves)
Displays the movement in its whole succession,
Not a change of terms, only a changed relation.
"Edlesborough" by Anne Ridler

In news:

Was Auburn's A-Day mission to camouflage Cam Newton.
White House Talks Compromise, but GOP Claims Health Care Plan is Merely Camouflage .
Camouflage --More Than Makeup.
NEW YORK — Camouflage may help combat troops blend into their surroundings, but fashion's foot soldiers are sporting the military-inspired look to help them stand out in a crowd.
These camouflage tool bags stand up to the everyday rigors found on the job - and out in the field.
These bags feature the realtree camouflage pattern, said to be the preferred pattern among outdoor enthusiasts.
A man wearing camouflage opened fire at a mall outside Portland, Ore. Police say he killed two people, wounded another, and then shot himself to death CBS News' John Blackstone reports.
Both men were wearing hoods, and one covered his face with a camouflage scarf or mask, the clerk told police.
Police say the man came to Alchemy Coffee Tuesday night dressed in full camouflage.
The world's first cold-blooded, colorblind camouflage designer.
New camouflage patterns and lightweight fabrics fill out the special year-round needs of Florida hunters.
Much of the Flame virus code is simply camouflage -- 3,000 lines of programming that make it hard to understand.
A suburban Portland mall remains closed today after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened - 9:06 am.
C 2012 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) For the past few years, Terry Daniel Sr. And Lisa Haynes used good cheer to camouflage their deteriorating health and dwindling finances.
Scientists in South Korea are reporting that the moth's mastery of camouflage is more sophisticated than previously thought.
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