Captain Robbins ordered everyone into the abris till the shelling ceased.
It was a warning to all to seek the comparative safety of the abris which the town had constructed against just such an emergency.
Uncle abris once more grew pale, and retreating into the parlour, came out with a glass about as large as a thimble.
The Americans turned and ran up the road to one of these abris, the big man leading.
The chief work was digging the abris and carrying up beams and concrete blocks from the road for their construction.
The streets were filling with people, crowding into the Vavin Mtro station opposite and looking for the houses that were abris.
Next beyond the abris was the latrine from which a puff of wind brought now and then a nauseous stench.
Dry, well ventilated "abris" or bomb shelters have been built in connection with each section of the hospital.
As soon as a lull in the firing permitted, we ran across the street to the abris.