Sick-list

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sick-list a list containing the names of the sick
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seóc; Ger. siech, Dut. ziek.

Usage

In literature:

The constant hard service in which we had been engaged since we left England had placed a large number of our men on the sick-list.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
What about the men on the sick-list, and the non-combatants that have to be counted in every squad?
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
We shall have to put our noble skipper into the sick-lists there, or I am very much mistaken.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mr Asper was on the sick-list, so Mr Smallsole the master had the command of the expedition.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
As I could not appear on the quarter-deck, I was put down on the sick list.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
It's the very worst time for me to be on the sick-list.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
It seems almost like having a hospital here now, for we have another patient added to our sick list.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
You must pull yourself together, or I shall have another case upon my sick list.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
You are on the sick-list now; mind what I say, and do just what I tell you.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
And all this time the sick list was frightfully large.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
They have me on the sick list.
"Nuts for Future Historians to Crack" by Various
The barge returned in consequence of four of her men being taken with it, and our sick list increased daily.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Meanwhile, those on the sick-list were coming up for the planter's inspection.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
When I was a clerk myself, I was on the sick-list once for three months, and nobody paid me.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
We can't have our Medical Staff men on the sick-list.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
You are still on the sick list, though I must say you look less the invalid to-day than you did the first time I saw you.
"Betty Grier" by Joseph Waugh
Not on the sick list, I hope?
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
There were reports, and finally miscellaneous notices, among them the sick list!
"On Guard" by Upton Sinclair
Refuses to take sick leave or be placed on binnacle list, saying he has important duties to perform.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
I well remember that during that summer my company never had a man on the sick list.
"Recollections of a Varied Life" by George Cary Eggleston
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In poetry:

"Oh, father, father, list to me;
The Pig is deadly sick,
And men have hung him by his heels,
And fed him with a stick."
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I'm sick of words: they are so lightly spoken,
And spoken, are but air.
I'd rather feel thy trust in me unbroken
Than list thy words so fair.
"Friendship" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Eliminating huge end-of-career payouts to public employees for their unused sick days has been atop Governor Chris Christie's 'to-do' list for months.
Oklahoma man on no-fly list can't get home to sick mother.
Nursing homes on sick list .
Nursing homes on sick list.
Sick Of Year-End Lists Yet.
It sounds sick, I know, especially considering the story's subject and subsequent notoriety, but my quiet husband is all but boisterous in his obsession with Nabokov — and "Lolita" ranks at the top of his list.
In approving the payout, Sandbrook's office listed Lederkramer's status as "retired/pensioned," but Greuel wants to know if he actually quit or was fired, which would make him ineligible for a sick-leave check.
We made a list of things you can do to help prevent sicknesses, such as the flu.
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In science:

Contributions in support were to have been accepted at a site off the coast of Hawaii, but it was damaged by the same earthquake that put a good many of our larger telescopes on the orthopedic sick list in October.
Astrophysics in 2006
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