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The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory.
  something that conceals or deceives — especially clothing or placement of plants parts  or natural animal coloring that blends into the background


the act of concealing or deception
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camouflage camouflaged camouflaging camouflages
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  • The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory.
  • She was dressed in a camouflage-patterned uniform.
  • He’s wearing this army camouflage shirt, a brown cap, and the weirdest grin that could fit on a human face.
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  --  Shiloh
  • The birds were everywhere ... and their camouflage was so perfect that it was possible for Brian to sit and rest, leaning against a tree, with one of them standing right in front of him in a willow clump, two feet away, hidden, only to explode into deafening flight just when Brian least expected it.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet

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  • They can’t see me, sitting above them on the slope, my skin camouflaged in ointment.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • In the remaining hours before nightfall, I gather rocks and do my best to camouflage the opening of the cave.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • She wasn’t invisible, exactly, but she was almost perfectly camouflaged until she moved.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Freakish visions crowded in—Dad smearing gunpowder on his face for camouflage, Dad pouring a thick circle of gunpowder on the floor, sitting in the middle of it and lighting a match, Dad .
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Lindsey was seated in a plush armchair beneath a giant wall-length bulletin board, on which she’d thumbtacked pictures of herself and Katrina, herself and TOC, herself in camouflage.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The camouflage factor.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty

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  • But you could read the names stitched onto their green camouflage.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • When the camera panned back, it revealed a crowd of ten or twelve people, most of them looking like locals, in baseball hats and at least one in camouflage gear.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • These were strange-looking men with long straggly hair and beards and camouflage vests over their shalwar kamiz, which they wore with the trousers well above the ankle.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We couldn’t understand why, until I looked up and noticed a partially camouflaged door where the wall met the ceiling, twenty feet overhead.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • And yet each time Sunny turned my way I stepped back and quieted myself and hoped the darkness would camouflage me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • They are in camouflage and carry rifles like they know how to use them.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Even if I made it to Long Island, my new mortal eyes might not be able to find Chiron’s camp in its magically camouflaged valley.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • There was some kind of truth hidden in there, Reynie thought, but it was camouflaged with nonsense.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Camouflage is a form of crypsis, which means hiding.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Dunwoody suspected Barlowe was most likely selling narcotics, but so long as he paid Dunwoody’s hefty fees and maintained a certain amount of decorum in Dunwoody’s presence, the lawyer had no qualms about camouflaging the cash.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • And they could also be camouflage.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • She was new, maybe two, three weeks old, still red with the camouflage spots.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • They were waiting for a smuggler to guide them farther into the United States when two men dressed in camouflage appeared.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They bolt the gun to a cruciform mount and cover it with camouflage tarps.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Dark splotches of blue and purple camouflage Uhmma’s bare back and shoulders.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Both were wearing what could only be described as hunting attire, head-to-toe camouflage.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I wanted to burst out laughing at the way she had imbued that dumb Navy camouflage paint with such joy and warmth.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He simply emerged from the darkness as if he’d been camouflaged against the wall.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He was so well camouflaged in the ash-powdered wreckage that it was a moment before his form came clear: chalk on chalk, struggling to sit up like a statue knocked off his pedestal.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It paid, she said, it was camouflage.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It’s surrounded by open space, but the trees provide some camouflage.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • His jaded face was camouflaged among the painting materials and fabric.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • For camouflage in enemy waters, the tarpaulin could be spread blue side up; for signaling, the yellow side could be waved.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I remember thinking at the time what a good actress she must be to camouflage disappointment and hurt with a veneer of cheerfulness.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • We just somehow had to burrow into this loose, rocky shale, keep our heads down, stay camouflaged, and concentrate.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The gun-emplacements are camouflaged with bushes against aerial observation, and look like a kind of military Feast of the Tabernacles.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Green mamba, mistress of camouflage, agility, aggressiveness, and speed.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In the Ares chariot, Clarisse barked an order to her fighter, who quickly threw a screen of camouflage netting over their basket.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • By necessity, and because it was SOP, they all carried steel helmets that weighed 5 pounds including the liner and camouflage cover.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • It has the space I need, mountains where I could roost, and camouflaged prey that I could spend days hunting.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • People were gaping at Wynand—discreetly and with practiced camouflage, but gaping nevertheless—and their attention included the two guests at Wynand’s table.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Clarisse’s stringy brown hair was tied back with a camouflage bandanna.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • In her art student camouflage she could walk the entire length of Manhattan and, if not blend in, be classified and therefore ignored.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I’d never seen camouflage that color before.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • A curtain of dark camouflage material retracted, and Leo could see the guy who’d been invisible a second before.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Wes saw another man, wearing a woodland camouflage shirt, crawling from beneath the bushes, reaching in his waist, and pulling out a weapon.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Ben stepped outside, dressed in a black T-shirt and camouflage pants.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • It was camouflaged to look like a knot in the wood.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • She was inside a camouflaged mound of earth, commonly known as a fairy fort.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • She wore a size XXXL CAMP HALF-BLOOD T-shirt under a camouflage jacket.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
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