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  • n. Plural form of stretcher.


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  • CCTV, which carried the rescue efforts live, showed the miners being brought out in stretchers to loud cheers.

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  • Playing like such a bunch of hooligans on skates that the other team has members out cold or leaving in stretchers and you have players evicted two games in a row is just.not. cool.

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  • The more seriously wounded are removed on stretchers from the R.A.P. to the A.D.S. by men of the bearer section of a Field Ambulance.

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  • In this system a course of bricks is laid across the wall, showing their heads at the surface, hence called "headers," and next above comes a course of bricks stretching lengthways at the wall, called stretchers, and so on alternately.

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  • Yet she knew that what she had seen was the day of the death of Rupert Pinckney, that one of those figures carried on the stretchers was his figure, that her grief was for him.

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  • The work was hard - all done by hand with picks and shovels and the excavated rocks and dirt had to be carried out by hand in baskets or "stretchers" made by the POWs themselves.

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  • As soon as Lohberg agreed to coach her, Torres, who makes money from sponsorships and motivational speaking, signed on a team that includes two "stretchers" who travel with her, a strength coach, a massage therapist and a "soft-tissue guy" who works out the deep-seated kinks.

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  • Mark Twain calls these "stretchers," the germ of a truth distended beyond recognition.

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  • Regular details were made from each regiment, consisting of a non-commissioned officer and five privates, whose duty it was to follow close in rear of the line of battle with their "stretchers" and take off the disabled.

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  • An ambulance-train arrived one night, bringing an unusually large number of sick and wounded men, whose piteous moans filled the air as they were brought up the hill on "stretchers" or alighted at the door of the hospital from ambulances, which, jolting over the rough, country road, had tortured them inexpressibly.

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