operating-table love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The table on which the patient rests during a surgical operation.


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  • Kennicott had inherited it from a medical predecessor, and changed it only by adding a white enameled operating-table, a sterilizer, a Roentgen-ray apparatus, and a small portable typewriter.

    Main Street

  • They strapped Foyle down on the operating-table while he raved and rambled.

    Tiger! Tiger!

  • Under a harsh battery of lamps, he bent over the operating-table working meticulously with a small steel hammer and a platinum needle.

    Tiger! Tiger!

  • The hall was filled with rusting antique apparatus: a centrifuge, an operating-table, a wrecked fluoroscope, autoclaves, cases of corroded surgical instruments.

    Tiger! Tiger!

  • Foyle strapped the body on the operating-table, opened a case of surgical instruments, and began the delicate operation he had learned by hypno-training that morning ... an operation made possible only by his five-to-one acceleration.

    Tiger! Tiger!

  • By suspending a television camera (and a microphone) over the operating-table it is possible to permit any number of medical students and doctors to view an operation at close-range.

    Television—Progress and Promise

  • The ground was covered with wounded, and the doctors were busy at an operating-table, improvised from two barrels and a plank.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • See some poor fellow stretched on the operating-table, stripped for the patching or trimming which half-helpless surgery can supply.

    Impressions of a War Correspondent

  • As she was placed on the operating-table the sunlight fell through the lanthorn, and lighted up the golden clusters of her hair, the welcome rays calling forth from her now pale features a responsive smile.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • I don't mind once we start -- I don't mind the operating-table.

    A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions


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