Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of rescuer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Martin Mejia/Associated Press Perhaps the most ingenious device developed by rescuers is the paloma -- or pigeon, as in carrier pigeon -- a five-foot-long hollow cylinder that works like a pneumatic tube.

    Technology Provides Help for Miners

  • The entrance and exit to the basement, used by the rescuers, is round the corner to the left in this view, on the north-west face, at which a UN excavator can be seen working.

    Part 2 - The "set"

  • These "rescuers" -- sweaty mobs of zombie-like true believers -- swarmed across the street in front of the clinic like angry ants.

    Mary Mapes: No Mercy

  • The "rescuers" -- Spanish soldiers -- quickly broke in with axes and after emptying the money boxes, hurled the wretched Mongolians and all their goods into the street, to be dealt with at discretion.

    Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom

  • apparently once she came within range of cell phone service - and he called rescuers in Guam to give them the boat's coordinates, the U.S.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Dying in sweltering heat when there aren’t 120 mile an hour winds and flooding outside blocking rescuers is just stupid.

    Schadenfreude as media bias « BuzzMachine

  • You are the ones she described as her rescuers, are you not? "

    The Day of the Dissonance

  • This kitten is "in process" right now through the rescuers, which is to say that she has not yet been vetted, but she will be fully vetted -- including a certificate for spay/neuter -- before being handed over to any given home.

    August 30th, 2005

  • O'BRIEN: Peter, you imply that they're in fairly close proximity, that is, the rescuers are fairly close to the spelunkers, they just can't get them out?

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2001

  • Kearsarge, he told me his rescuers were the real heroes.

    President Thanking Armed Forces For O Grady Rescue

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  • You say "he" so that rules out Mother Teresa. Let me see. Desmond Tutu? Krugman? Kenzaburo Oe?

    October 16, 2008

  • I think heroism is a degree of selflessness and courage in behaviour that many are capable of in varying ways.

    I realise that utterly didn't answer your question. I did pretty much have a hero in real life. That ended when he didn't treat me very well. I now understand why he acted the way he did, although I didn't appreciate at the time being called 'a piece of shit' to my face by a Nobel laureate.

    October 15, 2008

  • Who's your hero, bilby?

    October 15, 2008

  • I'm not sure why I list words like this. Maybe it's the tinge of heroism. Thunderbirds are go!

    October 15, 2008