winter quarters

winter quarters

pl n
(Military) housing or accommodation for the winter, esp for military personnel
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The Indians now began to quit the borders of the ocean, and to retire to their winter quarters in the sheltered bosom of the forests, or along the small rivers and brooks.
The departure of the Indians to their winter quarters gradually rendered provisions scanty, and obliged the colonists to send out foraging expeditions in the Dolly.
For years the hospitable Blackwell's had been his winter quarters.
The refined and elegant appearance of his victim and the contiguity of the conscientious cop encouraged him to believe that he would soon feel the pleasant official clutch upon his arm that would insure his winter quarters on the right little, tight little isle.
Military preparations must be preceded by so many tedious discussions, arising from the jealousies, pride, separate views, and clashing pretensions of sovereign bodies, that before the diet can settle the arrangements, the enemy are in the field; and before the federal troops are ready to take it, are retiring into winter quarters.
They know the routes and resorts of the trappers; where to waylay them on their journeys; where to find them in the hunting seasons, and where to hover about them in winter quarters.
This victory will conclude our campaign and we can return to winter quarters, where fresh French troops who are being raised in France will join us, and the peace I shall conclude will be worthy of my people, of you, and of myself.
I might consent to go into winter quarters, now --at least six weeks afore the leaves will turn--on condition you will release the maiden.
The surprise with which Kate, as she closed the room-door, beheld, close beside it, Newman Noggs standing bolt upright in a little niche in the wall like some scarecrow or Guy Faux laid up in winter quarters, almost occasioned her to call aloud.
In 1927, he made Sarasota the winter quarters of the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The son of Frankel gave them plenty to ponder after impressing under Robert Havlin on the Al Bahathri at second lot and the choices for the improving three-year-old remain the Arc, the Champion Stakes or winter quarters.
THE cows have left their winter quarters in the barn and been turned to the moor.