sick call

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sick call

n.
1. A daily lineup of military personnel requiring medical attention.
2. A signal announcing the time for such a lineup.

sick′ call`



n.
1. a military formation for those requiring medical attention.
2. the period during which this formation is held.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sick call - the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military formation - a formation of troops
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Susan had been up to the Glen to make a sick call, and had just returned.
I have done a lot of sick calls in my 37 years of priestly ministry.
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With sick calls, scheduled appointments and injuries inclusive, we see 50 patients a day," said Commander Baldwin.
From kids I visit in school to older people on sick calls, they're all behind it.
I done put a lot of sick calls in & ya'll keep sending me back and ain't tell me nothing.
Mooney further said that when the weather was good, more suspicious sick calls were likely to be received.
Many sick calls in me summer of 1939 are fresh in my memory.
Ofcom ordered the BBC to pay pounds 150,000 over the shamed pair's sick calls to actor Andrew Sachs.
TARGET: Ross, main picture, and Brand made sick calls to Sachs on the show, above
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S PROPOSAL to open a diplomatic dialogue with Iran, despite the initial lukewarm response of Iran's leaders, could signal a momentous change in what Gary Sick calls "the poisonous domestic political climates in both Tehran and Washington.
But businesses in South Wales said they did not notice any such rise in sick calls.