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district nurse

noun
1.
(in Britain) a nurse employed within the National Health Service to attend patients in a particular area, usually by visiting them in their own homes
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  • The district nurse had done her level best to clear up, perhaps, but there had been no attempt at good cheer.

    The Witness Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  • These designs were unbosomed in a second letter to the district nurse.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The district nurse, a day or two later, found time to attend to Gloria's commission.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • But then, the district nurse was "always afraid" in that locality.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The answer to this second letter was not as long as the first letter from the district nurse.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Not until then did the district nurse have time to look at Gloria.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The district nurse had been sent for, and with the doctor watched the case anxiously all night through.

    A Pair of Schoolgirls Angela Brazil
  • And in with the angry tones were the protesting ones of the district nurse.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The district nurse found Dinney's mother was "waiting" when she at last reached her.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The district nurse was at her side, and another was placed as substitute on her district.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell

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