Ambulator

Definitions

  • An American ambulance at a poste de secours
    An American ambulance at a poste de secours
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ambulator (Zoöl) A beetle of the genus Lamia.
    • Ambulator (Zoöl) A genus of birds, or one of this genus.
    • Ambulator An instrument for measuring distances; -- called also perambulator.
    • Ambulator One who walks about; a walker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Don't even think about having sex while in a moving ambulance in Tremonton, Utah as it is very, very illegal. Of course, a stationary ambulance is another story.
    • n ambulator One who walks about.
    • n ambulator An odometer (which see).
    • n ambulator A name sometimes given to the original form of the velocipede. See velocipede.
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Idioms

Ambulance chaser - A lawyer who encourages people who have been in accidents or become ill to sue for compensation is an ambulance chaser.
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Usage

In literature:

The road became a mass of neighing, plunging horses, broken and tangled wagons, ambulances and riderless artillery teams.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Not only the nurses, but the doctors and ambulance drivers are women.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The ambulance which is considered the best is the American.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
A couple of miles back I found the 7th British Field Ambulance, to which my own chief, A.E.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
In a couple of minutes, an ambulance was coming, its siren howling.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
No, there were no ambulances, no soldiers from the Presidio.
"Ray's Daughter" by Charles King
Have them hoist the ambulance-flag and try to rescue the men of the transports.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
The ambulance with the paymaster never reached town.
"Lanier of the Cavalry" by Charles King
Injudicious and excessive water drinking fills the hospital ambulances and auto trucks with men who should be in ranks.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Can't you get me back to the ambulance?
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
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In poetry:

Is there a De Sauty ambulant on Tellus,
Bifid-cleft like mortals, dormient in nightcap,
Having sight, smell, hearing, food-receiving feature
Three times daily patent?
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
What a feat sailing queerly like Icarus
until the tempest undid me and I broke.
The ambulance drivers made such a fuss.
But when I cried, "Wait for my courage!" they smoked
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
In the late night listening from bed
I have joined the ambulance or the patrol
screaming toward some drama, the kind of end
that Berky must have some day, if she isn't dead.
"Thinking For Berky" by William Stafford
'Tis evening: and Archie, alone on the grass,
Sits watching the fire-flies gleam as they pass,
When sudden he rushes, too eager to wait,--
"Mamma! there's an ambulance stops at the gate!"
"Beechenbrook - II" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Or a milkman who serves the wealthy,
eggs, cream, butter, yogurt, milk,
the white truck like an ambulance
who goes into real estate
and makes a pile.
From homogenized to martinis at lunch.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton
Was it last month or last year
that the ambulance ran like a hearse
with its siren blowing on suicide—
Dinn, dinn, dinn!—
a noon whistle that kept insisting on life
all the way through the traffic lights?
"Flee On Your Donkey" by Anne Sexton

In news:

The Grizzly vehicle can ferry peacekeepers , or in an ambulance version, could be used to transport NGO workers and patients.
The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a crash involving an ambulance at the intersection of - 5:42 pm.
He'll be the keynote speaker at the Acadian Ambulance Service Annual Paramedics Luncheon.
Volusia County (Fla.) EMS debuts pumper ambulance.
EMSA recruits put through the paces of ambulance driving.
Richmond Ambulance Authority, of Richmond, Virginia, produced a rap-music video highlighting the dangers of distractions to pedestrians and drivers.
A woman was charged with DWI after she hit a police car that was yielding to an ambulance on the 800 block of East Adams St in Syracuse early Sunday morning.
Toughbooks Help To Revolutionise The Recording Of Patient Information For East Midlands Ambulance Service.
He says the vague nature of the contract hinders his ability to make sure the ambulance service is living up to its agreement.
Motorists clearing the path for an ambulance in the midst of the storm.
A Birdsboro woman was taken by ambulance to Reading Hospital after her sport utility vehicle crashed into a fence Thursday morning along Route 724 in Robeson Township.
A witness to a dog attack on North Orchard Creek Circle in Boulder this afternoon talks to police as the ambulance carrying the victim drives off.
Lacking sufficient situational awareness, the second largest ambulance corps in Canada built a new dispatch center around a 27-cube display wall.
Car collides with ambulance carrying patient.
Robo calls falsely identified as ambulance district.
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In science:

Let us introduce the following ambulant terminology: Given a finitely generated free Zℓ–module T and a Lie subgroup L ⊆ GL(T ) as in the Lemma, we say that L acts tightly if the equality \g∈L (cid:0)T + V g ) = T + V L where V := T ⊗ Qℓ .
Detecting linear dependence on a simple abelian variety
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