slit trench

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narrow trench for shelter in battle

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A slit trench located straight across the road provides convenient cover for the entire patrol as they pile into it to protect themselves from the door device.
The plow is lowered into a starter hole, and as the plow moves forward, it vibrates a narrow slit trench that the pipe slides through, pulling behind it a continuous run of pipe.
Obviously, life in combat was unpleasant," Kameny continues, "digging our way across Germany, slit trench by slit trench, sleeping in them at night, using our helmets as pillows.
I made my way through the orchard and into a slit trench, while the shells from the Allied guns passed very low overhead and burst at the edge of the wood, in the German positions.
Use a cutting spade with a sturdy, flat blade and a straight, sharpened tip to dig a circular slit trench.
He was stationed as an air liaison officer at an RAF/RAAF/ RNZAF squadron in Malaya when they found that during Japanese air attacks he did not join the others in slit trench shelters but returned to his hut.
Bare-rooted roses, however, can still be bought and heeled-in a slit trench, the roots covered with earth until mid-February by which time there should be a weather window for planting - and pruning
The first mortar bomb shook the slit trench, and I said my prayers.
These can be planted in open garden soil, in a slit trench, half buried and firmed in, adding some coarse sand in poorly drained soils.
You can then put them in a slit trench with sharp sand at the base or plonk them around the edge of a terracotta pot in ordinary compost.
Months of training, then a few days shivering in a slit trench.
You really didn't know what to expect when you went around a corner but it was constant movement and then a stop and we would dig a slit trench and wait and then we would move again.
Then he was buried in his slit trench by a burst from a German 88 millimetre gun and, after recovering in hospital, was separated from his unit and transferred to the Hampshire Regiment, taking part in the Sicily and Italy landings.