from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Service performed by an officer or by troops in the field, in contradistinction to that performed in garrison; service in time of war.


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  • Halliburton's fourth-quarter earnings rose 50% as the U.S. energy boom brought the oil field-service provider's revenue to a record level.

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  • He said field-service representative Eric Heidman , in Stockton, Calif., assured him that the check was the last payment for the 2010 crop.

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  • General Halleck having gone down to the Shiloh battle-field, I reported to his Assistant Adjutant-General, C.lonel John C. Kelton, and told him of my anxiety to take a hand in active field-service, adding that I did not wish to join my regiment, which was still organizing and recruiting at Jefferson Barracks, for I felt confident I could be more useful elsewhere.

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  • Pay for his field-service engineer job started at $65,000, and Boise's cost of living was lower than Pennsylvania's.

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  • For example: Douglas Chamberlain, field-service spares-operations manager at Xerox, spent months with a team investigating repair delays.

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  • Oil and gas investors might wish to diversify: among companies that profit from high prices, like drillers and field-service companies; companies that might gain if prices fall, like those that buy fuel to generate electricity; and companies that should make money regardless, like plant builders.

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  • For Split-Up of Telecom Telecom Corp. of New Zealand said its newly separated access-network-business unit and field-service team will be named Chorus.

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  • If the owner continues not to pay, field-service reps might be asked to contact homeowners and try to resolve the default situation -- known as loss mitigation.

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  • Often, field-service providers say, they must negotiate with lenders for more money.

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  • Finally, if a home moves into foreclosure, field-service vendors do everything from help pack up homes for evicted tenants to remove family pets, dead and alive, left behind when owners vacate.

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