Translation for 'under cover of darkness' from English to Russian
под покровом ночи {adv}
under cover of darkness
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Сердце тьмы [Джозеф Конрад]
Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]
тьма {ж}darkness
темнота {ж}darkness
укрытие {с}cover [shelter]
кавер {м}
cover [cover version]
перепеть песню
to cover a song
сопроводительное письмо {с}cover letter [Am.]
расследуемый {adj}
under investigation 
под следствием
under investigation 
заключенный в соответствии с ним
entered into under it [addendum]
Мне казалось, что ...I was under the impression that ...
Двадцать тысяч льё под водой [Жюль Верн]
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [Jules Verne]
unverified наводя́щий на мы́сли (о)suggestive (of)
вместо {prep} [+gen.]instead of
за пределами {adv}outside (of)
конечно {adv}of course
из-за {prep} [+gen.]because of
куча [+gen.] [разг.] [множество]plenty of
убедить в [+prep.] [сов.]to convince of
ложка {ж} [+gen.]spoonful of
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Usage Examples English
  • On one occasion, two British warships, the frigate HMS "Pomone" and brig HMS "Despatch" sent their boats into the harbor under cover of darkness, capturing seven sloops.
  • At night, the Japanese left their defenses under cover of darkness to attack American foxholes, but U.S.
  • On the ridge above he could hear moans from the wounded men. Under cover of darkness, he went to the top of the ridge on two separate occasions and returned each time with a wounded man.
  • During this time the Ottoman Armies were able to withdraw in good order covered by strong rearguard garrisons, which themselves were able to retire under cover of darkness on the night of 6/7 November.
  • Under cover of darkness on 13 June 1978, a combined force of 1,200 Phalangists led by Elie Hobeika and Samir Geagea, attacked and killed Tony Frangieh and his immediate family, thereby eliminating one of the protagonists vying for political power in the Christian Lebanese community.

  • They formed up into battalions on the Indian-held south side of the river under cover of darkness, with each battalion assigned against a separate group of Rajputs.
  • Approximately seven days into its voyage, it rendezvoused with an Israeli freighter under cover of darkness, somewhere east of Crete.
  • For example, the 14th century Anonimalle Chronicle states that when news arrived of his landing at Calais, the Duke of Burgundy, whose forces were camped nearby, made a hasty retreat under cover of darkness to avoid an encounter with 'the devil Warwick'.
  • She soon received an intelligence report informing her that an important Japanese transport was at Cheju, the main port on Quelpart Island. Under cover of darkness, "Tirante" approach her on the surface.
  • These units used guerrilla style tactics, moving through areas under cover of darkness and ambushing war parties.

  • Barbed wire concertinas could be prepared in the trenches and then deployed in no-man's-land relatively quickly under cover of darkness.
  • Night climbing, as distinct from buildering, is performed mainly by undergraduates under cover of darkness.
  • Jones used the furloughs to obtain release of the prisoners under cover of darkness.
  • During the 2004 Republican National Convention, local artist and filmmaker Duke Riley, who has traveled to various abandoned islands around the New York City area, rowed a boat with a friend to the island under cover of darkness, proclaimed it a sovereign nation and hoisted a [...] -long pennant depicting two electric eels from the island's navigation tower.
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