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The transport of sick or wounded forms an important element of the organization of military medicine, and its efficiency directly affects survival rates. An ambulance is effectively any ...

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

...blood-transfusion apparatus and oxygen-inhalation sets. While civilian ambulances in the main are built for speed and a smooth ride along metalled roads, their military equivalents more often have a cross-country ability and a larger carrying capacity. The most commonly used military 4 × 4 and 6 × 6 vehicles have ambulance variants and these may carry from three stretcher-cases or five ‘walking wounded’ casualties upwards. The nature of armoured warfare has led to tracked ambulances, based on the APCs of their respective army, which offer protection...

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The transport of sick or wounded forms an important element of the organization of military medicine, and its efficiency directly affects survival rates. An ambulance is effectively any vehicle ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016

... / am -byә-lәn[t]s/ is often mispronounced / am -byoo-lan[t]s/...

AMBULANCE, seeing

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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2003
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Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
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185 words

... , seeing c. 1908 Finsbury Park ( ROLPH London Particulars 55) The children … would grasp their coat collars on seeing an ambulance … and call out something like ‘Grab your collar, don't swaller, Never catch the fever,’ or ‘There goes the fever-van, Never touch the mealyman’ … Having seen an ambulance in the street, you must hold your breath and pinch your nose until you saw a black or brown dog. 1930 Child, 7 [London] ‘Touch collar, Never swallow, Never catch the fever; Not for you, Not for me, Not for all the family.’ 1953 Girl, 15 [Loughton,...

ambulance corps

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... corps (usually singular) the military personnel, their vehicles, equipment, and medical supplies necessary for the safe removal of the wounded from a battlefield and the transportation of them to better-equipped medical facilities behind the front...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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35 words

... stocks High performance stocks recommended by a broker to a client whose portfolio has not fulfilled expectations. They either refresh the portfolio—and the relationship between broker and client—or they confirm the client’s worst...

Ambulance chaser

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... chaser A derogatory name, dating from the late 19th century, for a lawyer who specializes in making money by representing the victims of traffic or work-place accidents and the like, often pursuing them to their sickbed to persuade them to sue before they have recovered from the...

AMBULANCE, taking lift in

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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... , taking lift in 1953 Man, c. 40 [London] In the flying club, the pilots would rather walk than take a lift back in the ambulance...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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15 words

... n. ▪ In exclamations get the ambulance! see get the stretcher ! under stretcher ...

ambulance

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

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2002

... /am-byoo-lən[t]s/ is often mispronounced / am -byoo-lan[t]s/...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
Subject:
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31 words

... moving hospital accompanying an army; vehicle to convey injured. XIX. — F. ambulance , repl. hôpital ambulant ‘walking hospital’, earlier hôpital ambulatoire ; F. ambulant — prp. of L. ambulāre walk; see -ANCE , -ANT...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)

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2010
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Language reference, History of English
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146 words

... [E19th] First used in the Crimean War, an ambulance was originally a mobile temporary hospital—a field hospital—that followed an army from place to place. The term was later applied to a wagon or cart used for carrying wounded soldiers off the battlefield, which in turn led to its modern meaning. Ambulance comes from the French hôpital ambulant , literally ‘walking hospital’: the root is Latin ambulare , ‘to walk’, which gave us words such as alley [LME] , amble [ME] , and early 17th-century ambulate (a formal way of saying ‘walk’). ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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587 words

... • abeyance , conveyance, purveyance • creance • ambience • irradiance , radiance • expedience , obedience • audience • dalliance , mésalliance • salience • consilience , resilience • emollience • ebullience • convenience , lenience, provenience • impercipience , incipience, percipience • variance • experience • luxuriance , prurience • nescience • omniscience • insouciance • deviance • subservience • transience • alliance , appliance, compliance, defiance, misalliance, neuroscience, reliance, science • allowance • annoyance...

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
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Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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4 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
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7 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
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Length:
11 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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109 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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6 words

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