Almost all people in different parts of the world have their own peculiar methods of bivouacking.
During this day they contented themselves with bivouacking there on the beach at the harbour.
Someone mentioned that Captain Tushin was bivouacking close to the village and had already been sent for.
I am writing this in the woods, where we are bivouacking for the night.
There the men seemed to be bivouacking; and the smoke of several fires rose slowly in the air.
While bivouacking on the Hiawasse, a citizen named Trotter, came into camp.
Thousands and thousands of men were bivouacking there in the open, improvising as best they could their habitations.
The fifth company was bivouacking at the very edge of the forest.
My health is perfect, although I have a slight catarrh caused by bivouacking in the rain and cold.
The troops who had been bivouacking there had departed for the exigencies of combat.
1702, from French bivouac (17c.), ultimately from Swiss/Alsatian biwacht "night guard," from bei- "double, additional" + wacht "guard" (see wait (v.)). Original meaning was an army that stayed up on night watch; sense of "outdoor camp" is 1853. Not a common word in English before the Napoleonic Wars. Italian bivacco is from French. As a verb, 1809, "to post troops in the night;" meaning "camp out of doors" is from 1814.