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scherm

[skerm, skurm]
noun
  1. (in South Africa) a hut, screen, or shelter constructed from branches and canvas, scraped animal hides, or the like.
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Origin of scherm

1860–65; < Afrikaans skerm screen, shelter < Dutch scherm screen, (earlier) shelter
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Historical Examples of scherm

  • The bedroom is usually the lee–side of a bush or scherm of cut branches.

    The Matabele Campaign

    R. S. S. Baden-Powell

  • Then I turned a corner of the scherm (camp fence), and saw at once what was up.

  • There were several of us, and we slept in a scherm, very snug and jolly we were too.

  • And now footsteps were heard approaching the scherm, together with the rattle of assegai hafts.

  • I propose that we take a turn at watching outside, one each side of the scherm.

    Forging the Blades

    Bertram Mitford