2. Verb. To erect, or to stay in such a tent or shelter ¹
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Definition of Bivvy
1. to go on a bivouac [v BIVVIED, BIVVYING, BIVVIES]
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Literary usage of Bivvy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Boy Scouts' Year Book by Boy Scouts of America (1917)
"It needs more material than the cubby-hole described above, for it's really a miniature house with a tent roof. One form of " bivvy " Once again ..."
2. Gun Fodder: The Diary of Four Years of War by Arthur Hamilton Gibbs (1919)
"Dinner was over, but the cook had kept some hot for me, and my servant had rigged up my bivvy, a tiny canvas tent just big enough to take a camp bed. ..."
3. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"bivvy, or GATTER, beer ; "shant of bivvy," a pot or quart of beer. In Suffolk the afternoon refreshment of reapers ia called BEVER. ..."
4. The Seventh Manchesters, July 1916 to March 1919 by S. J. Wilson (1920)
"... he was subdued and brought to earth, but not before he had destroyed a " bivvy" and some tents. Even this did not complete the incidents of the day, ..."
5. Correspondence of Sir Isaac Newton and Professor Cotes: Including Letters of by Isaac Newton, J. Edleston, Roger Cotes (1850)
"Newton's letters are preserved in the bivvy of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to which Society they were given in 1764 by & Adee, ..."