In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- With his khaki camouflage and ID card pinned to his trousers he was indistinguishable, without closer inspection, from any soldier in the complex.
- Natural camouflage is one of nature's most interesting traits.
- It's a house covered in camouflage netting so people can't see what you're doing inside.
- The countershading of bat rays, a form of camouflage, protects them from predators above and below.
- By 1918, the use of military camouflage was axiomatic, and in 1939 war artists were again mobilized to advise on concealment.
- This may have served the purpose of camouflage, making the animal more inconspicuous.
- The use of modern combat hardware and equipment sets higher standards for camouflage, concealment, and deception.
- At each test site the observers were asked to select the one camouflage uniform that blended best with the surrounding urban background.
- It was also effective in stripping camouflage from concealed bunkers.
- The patterned coats of sleeping wild dogs are easily mistaken for dead logs, elephant dung and fallen mopane leaves, providing them with perfect camouflage in their favourite habitat.
- In its natural environment its mottled colouring provides camouflage.
- Ubiquitous technologies for encryption, passive measures like camouflage, and low-tech countermeasures will see to that.
- A smaller man, also wearing the military camouflage stood up from his chair.
- Bitterns are virtually invisible as their plumage provides perfect camouflage.
- New ideas are often slow to catch on in the military, and digital camouflage was one of them.
- It could even replace the traditional green-and-brown camouflage splotches used on military equipment since the First World War.
- Adding a sense of combat reality to the classroom are sandbags, camouflage netting, and the sounds of exploding ordnance and close air support.
- The natural camouflage often found on the bodies of snakes is shown through the use of painted diamonds and triangles that appear throughout the length of the body.
- These, in addition to its natural camouflage, discourage other organisms from feeding on it.
- By relying on camouflage, the military resort to the same artifice that enables many prey animals to enhance their chances of survival by minimizing detectability.
- It tends to be seen sitting on barnacle-covered rocks, in only a few feet of water, where its mottled pale brown and green colouring provides excellent camouflage.
- She was dressed in green camouflage and waving a banner that Ford couldn't read, since it was backwards.
- The need to fire 360 degrees may also limit the use of camouflage nets.
- As a reporter, Adie was often dressed in camouflage, wrestling with the practical problems of being a woman in the world of war.
- Beyond choosing their clothing and helmet, they can also pick their camouflage.
- The U.S. soldiers, dressed in Kevlar vests and desert tan camouflage, were drenched with sweat.
- I realize that I'm not the most trendy person around but what is up with dressing children in camouflage?
- Participants will also find out how animals use camouflage.
- Tony swapped his suit for camouflage when he tackled a gruelling Army challenge.
- Following her was a man, also dressed in desert camouflage.
- This coloration, typical of many marine mammals, provides camouflage.
- Call me an ignorant Trinidadian, but I never knew it was against the law to wear or own any camouflage or camouflage-resembling clothing in this country.
- Other camouflage accessories include camo tape and other items that will help hide a shotgun.
- In nature, most markings on herd animals are intended as camouflage to protect them from being seen by predators.
- The soldiers were in camouflage, with baseball caps and black backpacks, and were armed with rifles.
- The effectiveness of the female's spring camouflage is as uncanny as that of her white plumage in winter.
- I squint up at the buff man dressed completely in camouflage and raise an eyebrow.
- The trevally uses camouflage for added protection from predators.
- Two giants appeared from a nearby army barracks in camouflage and studded helmets.
- Dressed in camouflage, gripping his .357 caliber Magnum, Demar was primed to shoot.
- The Greek soldiers clunk around set with combat boots, camouflage, and sub-machine guns.
- It is possible that under certain light conditions they provide camouflage.
- Imagine the military applications of dynamic camouflage clothing.
- It managed a multitude of critical supply requirements, including desert camouflage uniforms and body armor for deploying soldiers.
- There are too many hunters with guns wearing camouflage and Red Sox hats.
- He dressed in green camouflage which did the job at the time.
- The camouflage Humvees were on every corner topped by national guardsmen.
- Thus plumage soiling not only provides instant camouflage but, unlike molting, is easily reversible.
- There was weak support for spots in adults and stripes in young providing camouflage and for dark leg markings being a form of disruptive coloration.
- Big animals don't need camouflage, because they're big - they're dangerous.
- These special camouflage nets were very specialised pieces of equipment.
- Woolrich offers both camouflage and traditional hunting clothing for turkey hunters.
- Among some ground-nesting waterbirds, such as gulls and plovers, research has shown that speckling aids egg camouflage.
- Jackson had since met a woman from his wilderness group and they tied the knot in camouflage military fatigues.
- Still, it thrills me that friends of mine are there as we speak, slogging around in the bayous, waiting, listening silently behind veils of camouflage.
- I took note of their dark camouflage and shiny boots.
- ‘I am helping you,’ a man dressed in camouflage told a crying girl.
- He was wearing military style fatigues including camouflage trousers tucked into brown boots.
- Groups in other schools made camouflage nets, raised funds through the Red Cross and knitted for the men in the Forces.
- One of the most widespread and varied adaptations is natural camouflage, an animal's ability to hide itself from predator and prey.
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- The key to camouflaging your bra is to wear one that's a similar shade to your skin tone.
- Throwing sand over the eggs and camouflaging the nest takes up another hour.
- The nymphs are not as brightly colored as the adults, but are well camouflaged predators who ambush their prey.
- He continued to grumble as he covered the boat, camouflaging it.
- This camouflages the fact that you don't know which end of the stick is sharp.
- Carle's trademark artwork is enhanced by acetate overlays behind which the fish are camouflaged in an effect that is very beautiful.
- Coloration varies, but is normally a brownish mud-color that camouflages these fish in their natural habitats.
- I spent a half hour staring at a lizard that had camouflaged itself on some bark.
- I also had a tiny smudge, rather than a bruise, on the left of my forehead, which was easily camouflaged by make-up and a fringe.
- That one is much heavier and is doing the worse job at camouflaging its presence.
- Late in the afternoon, just as Barbara finishes camouflaging her last trap, we hear the yowl of another snowmobile ascending the valley.
- During the Second World War the Lamb factory made components for war planes, and was camouflaged against enemy air attack.
- This also defeats the purpose of camouflaging your technology.
- He is currently trying to discover if rumours that the Eli Lilly factory was camouflaged during World War Two are true.
- The students were also able to see how different marine animals defend themselves against predators through camouflaging themselves with their environment.
- Her nakedness, though, is well camouflaged by a veil of long curly hair falling on her shoulders.
- Even if the floor covering camouflages the stain, damage still is being done.
- Any small triplefin that ventured too close to these camouflaged predators met a quick end in their cavernous mouths.
- The Ghost crabs are named for their translucent bodies, and they are well camouflaged against the sand.
- But this was a semantic masterpiece in camouflaging his own feelings.
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