ambulation

Definitions

  • An American ambulance at a poste de secours
    An American ambulance at a poste de secours
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ambulation walking about "the hospital encouraged early ambulation"
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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.
    • n Ambulation The act of walking.
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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.
    • n ambulation The act of ambulating or walking about.
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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. ambulatio,

Usage

In literature:

Lawley had had a most painful journey in the ambulance yesterday, and was much exhausted.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
More men were hit, collapsed, and were picked up by the ambulance.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
He was moved by ambulance to the train, which left Milwaukee shortly after midnight.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
The transport of the ambulances and hospitals stands in a very special position.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
A week later the surgeon at Camp Cooke found himself minus one of his ambulances after all.
"A Wounded Name" by Charles King
That lady, at the moment, was waiting at the end of the avenue for the ambulance to arrive.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Doctors and ambulances were wanted.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Possibly they may have a railway ambulance, or at any rate they could bring a door.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
As I have said, he had been appointed by Sanda Pasha to a post in connection with a Turkish ambulance corps.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
The sick had to be carried all that time over the rough roads in wagons or ambulances.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
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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
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

In news:

Ambulance crews are having a particularly tough time with piles of snow, potholes, and mounds of ice.
An ambulance is stuck in snow off Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va.
Mike Woronka, the chief executive of Action Ambulance, believes the company can lure business from competitors and expand its territory.
Critical Care Units, Neo-Natal Transports, Mobile Hospitals, Rescue Ambulances, and many other specialty use vehicles can be customized to your unique specifications.
ST PETER — A 34-year-old Le Sueur man was brought to a hospital by ambulance Monday after a crash at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 99 in St Peter.
The noise can be from rotary and fixed wing aircraft as well as ambulances where the prevailing sound levels preclude auscultation (listening to internal body sounds) with standard stethoscopes .
An ambulance rushes down Las Vegas Blvd early New Year's Day, 2010.
This Sunrise Hospital ambulance by MedicWest Ambulance is dedicated to providing service to children needing a higher level of care.
The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of directors approved the purchase of a stretcher accessory for the district's Polaris ATV.
Marshall County is buying a motorized ambulance stretcher to lift patients who weigh several hundred pounds - a challenge for even the strongest paramedic, EMT and other first responders.
An ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital, where patients were being evacuated.
We recently moved in the area and we believe he got out March 27th'12, when I had a Massive Seizure and The Ambulance gave assistance I currently stay with My Family in Holly By The Sea, Navarre.
A new utility pole has since replaced the one hit by the ambulance September 13.
Patient on way to hospital jumps out of ambulance , dies.
Elderly woman breaks hip at Niagara hospital, told by staff to call ambulance .
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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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