Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military call, sounded on a drum, bugle, or trumpet, to summon sick men to attend at the hospital.
- n. A summons for a clergyman to minister to a sick person.
“The report said that from October 2005 to June 2006, sick-call records showed 38 reported illnesses that "an attending medical official said could be attributed to water, such as skin abscesses, cellulites, skin infections and diarrhea.”
“Schumacher, who fought as a private in Somalia in 1993, says he would not deny a soldier a sick-call visit for a legitimate injury.”
“But, supposing that the ship could be put off her course, supposing that Lycas did not hold sick-call, how could we leave the ship in such a manner as not to be stared at by all the rest?”
“In the Army, Motrin will be prescribed to you whether you are in the clinic for a regular sick-call or in the emergency room because your internal organs have just spontaneously combusted.”
“Friars, making a sick-call, and she prattled on very merrily about his frugal little tea awaiting his late return, and asked her twice on the way home whether it was half-past nine, for she did not boast a watch; and in the midst of her prattle was peeping at the landmarks of their progress.”
“August encounters the doctor bound on a sick-call.”
“Phil Boyce finished the last of his sick-call chores—no more heavy than usual.”
“Twelve days after being "in-country", he filled-in for another pilot on sick-call, for his 5th mission.”
“It appears that about seven o'clock Father Letheby had a sick-call outside the village.”
“Father Letheby was coming home a few nights ago, a little after twelve o'clock, from a hurried sick-call, and he came down by the cliffs; for, as he said, he likes to see the waters when the Almighty flings his net over their depths, and then every sea-hillock is a star, and there is a moon in every hollow of the waves.”
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