Then, from a pocket inside his camouflage top, he pulled a hidden stainless steel flask.
But the appearance of calm doesn't have to be a coward's camouflage.
People in camouflage sit at a table with hand grenades, machine guns and a prominently-displayed Orthodox icon on it.
And even in interviews, the Irishman did little to camouflage his taste for living la vida loca.
This camouflage ability underscores a broader issue with fractional regulation of a complex industry.
He faced the machines and said, "Destroy the vehicle, draw in the camouflage net, prepare for take-off."
She rolled them in a Union Jack for camouflage, and bore them off to the stable.
As for the machines themselves, they scorned the use of camouflage.
They have been and are the chief criminals, and no camouflage to which they may resort will save them.
The dome of cloud was camouflage, or the product of the processes of destruction going on underneath: it didn't matter.
1917, noun, verb, and adjective, from French camoufler, Parisian slang, "to disguise," from Italian camuffare "to disguise," of uncertain origin, perhaps a contraction of capo muffare "to muffle the head." Probably altered by influence of French camouflet "puff of smoke," on the notion of "blow smoke in someone's face." The British navy in World War I called it dazzle-painting.
Since the war started the POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY has published photographs of big British and French field pieces covered with shrubbery, railway trains "painted out" of the landscape, and all kinds of devices to hide the guns, trains, and the roads from the eyes of enemy aircraft.
Until recently there was no one word in any language to explain this war trick. Sometimes a whole paragraph was required to explain this military practice. Hereafter one word, a French word, will save all this needless writing and reading. Camouflage is the new word, and it means "fooling the enemy." ["Popular Science Monthly," August 1917]
Protective coloring or another feature that conceals an animal and enables it to blend into its surroundings. Compare warning coloration.