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Biovac

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Bi'ovac.
Bi'hovac.
Bi'vouac.
n.s. [Fr. from wey wach, a double guard, Germ. in war.] A guard at night performed by the whole army; which, either at a siege, or lying before an enemy, every evening draws out from its tents or huts, and continues all night in arms before its lines or camp, to prevent any surprise. To raise the biovac, is to return the army to their tents at break of day. Trevoux. Harris.

Sources: Dictionnaire de Trévoux (10) · Harris, John (31)

Attributes: French (385) · German (30) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Biovac." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 28, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7017.


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