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sick call

noun, Military.
a daily formation for those requiring medical attention.
the period during which this formation is held.
Origin of sick call
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Her voice was obliterated in the noisy outburst of bugles sounding the noon sick-call.

    Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers
  • Been to make a sick-call, I suppose, and got caught in the snow-storm.

    Hidden Hand Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • At such an hour a roll-call would be due, or a sick-call, or a guard-mount call, or a headquarters call.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • sick-call was sounding as they passed the barracks, and Captain Devers met them on the walk.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • He went up at sick-call and made a wry face, with his hands clasped over his body in the latitude of his waistband.

  • At 8:30 each day, aboard the battleships, there is what is known as sick-call.

    Two Boys of the Battleship Frank V. Webster
  • The surgeon was absent on a sick-call, but his wife, flattered by a visit from the landowner, entertained him lavishly.

  • At the usual hour in the morning the bugle blew the "sick-call."

  • They would insist always on accompanying me home from a night sick-call.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • One of them will come to-night and ask you to go on a sick-call.

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