Sick bay

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sick bay (Naut) an apartment in a vessel, used as the ship's hospital.
    • Sick bay in vessels of war, that part of a deck appropriated to the use of the sick.
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Usage

In literature:

The regulated food for patients in sick-bays and hospitals.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In this little room, called the "Sick Bay," we find some poor fellows who have to lie in bed.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Didn't he tell you that you ought to go into the sick bay?
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
How may I bring this home, without introducing a sickly atmosphere of decadent art and literature into my valley of the bay-trees?
"Laurus Nobilis" by Vernon Lee
I told the first officer that the doctor was in a room in the sick bay, and he was helped away limping along the deck.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Spike had been received on board the sloop-of-war, sent into her sick bay, and put under the care of the surgeon and his assistants.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
A shell through the sick-bay of H.M.S.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
We went home from Pleasure Bay in the carriage, feeling lazy and kind of half sea-sick.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
He knew that he was in the ship's sick-bay, and that Lawler and other men were there, too.
"Big Pill" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
The pink cloud faded away and became a white bunk in some ship's whitewashed sick-bay.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Mrs. Miller and her baby had been found hidden in the hospital bay, safe but sick.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
You will report at the sick bay at once, and remain there until you are released by the surgeon.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
When I came to my senses again, I found myself in the sick-bay, on board my own ship.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
In the meantime you will soon regain strength enough to leave the sick bay.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
With the unconscious youth in his arms, Luke hurried below and to the sick bay of the warship.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
By nightfall he was worse, if anything, and both Caleb and Si advised him to go into the sick bay for further treatment.
"Fighting in Cuban Waters" by Edward Stratemeyer
The protection to which sick-bays are entitled ceases if they are made use of to commit acts harmful to the enemy (article 8).
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
They entered the sick bay.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
While at Bay of Islands an old sailer came into port with a young man aboard, penniless and very sick.
"Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland" by William S. Thomas
Maybe he has been tempted by the look of the bay; or he may have a sick or a dead man to land.
"My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 1 of 3" by William Clark Russell
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In poetry:

Lady Gertrude.
And leave you ill? No, you are not so cruel.
Believe me, father, I am happier
In your sick room, than on a glowing island
In the blue Bay of Naples.
"Within and Without: Part IV: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Sniffling, Sneezing and Turning Cubicles Into Sick Bays .
Fellow vets help brighten sick bay.
Sniffling, Sneezing and Turning Cubicles Into Sick Bays.
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