ambulant

Definitions

  • An American ambulance at a poste de secours
    An American ambulance at a poste de secours
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ambulant able to walk about "the patient is ambulatory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • a Ambulant Walking; moving from place to place.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No woman may have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance within the boundaries of Tremonton, Utah. If caught, the woman can be charged with a sexual misdemeanor and "her name is to be published in the local newspaper." The man isn't charged nor is his name revealed.
    • ambulant Walking; moving from place to place; shifting.
    • ambulant In heraldry, walking: said of a beast used as a bearing.
    • ambulant In pathology, shifting about from place to place; ambulatory: as, ambulant edema.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first President to ride in an automobile was William McKinley. After being shot, he was taken to the hospital in a 1901 Columbia electric ambulance.
    • adj Ambulant walking: moving from place to place:
    • adj Ambulant (rare) unfixed
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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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ambulans, p. pr. of ambulare, to walk: cf. F. ambulant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. ambulans, -antis, pr.p. of ambulāre, to walk about.

Usage

In literature:

I thought if I could learn ambulance work I could have a 'First Aid' class for the village girls.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
The ambulance ran past and hooted at a cluster of police trucks.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
I doubt if even an ambulance could get through.
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
Is there any room in the ambulance?
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
It is not far out of your way, and if we walk fast you can still arrive at your ambulance in time.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
One of the American doctors from the American Ambulance came to see me yesterday.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
I begged the commander of the provost guard, Captain Haslett, to allow him to get into an ambulance.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
Besides, it'll do the Ambulance Brigade a lot of good.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The doctor, driving the mule ambulance, dashed up the half-made road.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
They're to come and fetch you away in the ambulance.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

I can mind him at the start -
Easy seat and merry heart!
Said he, as he threw a glance
At the crawling ambulance:
"Short Shrift" by Harry Breaker Morant
After the ambulance that shakes
The urgent bell that comes and goes
Along the street, the silence wakes
within my heart a million woes.
"Ambulance At Night" by Douglas Gibson
They stood, almost blocking the pavement,
As though at a window display;
The stretcher was pushed in position,
The ambulance started away.
"In Hospital" by Boris Pasternak
'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:

Rescue workers were taking the boy by ambulance to Merrimack Valley Hospital.
Ambulance shot at least 17 times while.
View full size Staff photo by Britney Lillya An ambulance turns off Fort Mott Road onto Industrial Park Road and toward the Siegfried USA plant in Pennsville on Tuesday afternoon.
Local ambulance district saves valuable services.
Several squad cars and an ambulance were called to the scene.
The Wind Gap Fire Department would share its new home with the ambulance squad and municipal government under a plan being pursued by Borough Council.
Limon Ambulance Service, Using the ZOLL AutoPulse, Saves 47-Year-Old Whose Heart Stopped.
Two other zookeepers at a nearby stall came over, got the animal off Melo and called for an ambulance.
Ambulances line up after eight people were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Chicago's South Side.
An Ambulance and car collided this morning along 37th and Whitaker Streets in midtown Savannah.
AEV and Life EMS Ambulance reviewed not only how equipment is accessed and how emergency personnel work in the space, but how the compact environment affects the patient.
Life EMS Ambulance, AEV Unveil Patient-Centered Emergency Vehicle at AAA Convention.
The building has three bays which house three ambulances , but two other ambulances "are rusting away outside," and there is no space for the department's van, Expedition and Tahoe truck, he said.
Ambulances , which are usually replaced every five years, cost almost $200,000, Dovale said.
Changes in store for Adams County Ambulance service.
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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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