Band Aid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n band aid hurried repair
    • n Band Aid trade name for an adhesive bandage to cover small cuts or blisters
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Usage

In literature:

But in his defence he could rely on the aid of a band of distinguished auxiliaries of the rarest ability.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
There were no supplies, other than aspirin and band aids.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
The fact of the vessel's aiding the escape of a band did not necessarily imply that the crew were accomplices.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
David Davis, aided by Judge Logan and a band of personal friends from Illinois, was manager for Lincoln.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
It is probable that the Indians had knowledge of this band, and feared that the larger party might come to the aid of their friends.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
The knickerbockers might not seek the aid of braces; but they must be kept up by an elastic band.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
How far may not the praetorian bands of Rome aid therein to carry out the result?
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
I was aided by a small band, most of them unfortunates like myself, who had lost wife or daughter in a similar manner.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He still adhered to the belief that Rochford had carried her off, aided by a strong band of Indians.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
There was the Church Aid Society, the Girls' Flower Band, and the Sewing Circle.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
With the aid of the farmer, Max led the band to a point opposite Maastricht, where the frontier ran through a little wood.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
Ultimately Leo joined this band and aided by the Apsilian chief Marinus escaped with them to the coast.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The knights hastened to the damsels, and by the aid of their bloody swords quickly severed the bands by which they were confined.
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde
At first she and her band of amazons aided the men so effectually that the Burgundians were repulsed with heavy loss.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
Glancing down, I realized there was a Band-Aid on the inside of my left wrist.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The time kept by a band frequently aided him in preserving his balance.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
Aurelia knows the haunts of my band; she can seek those whose aid I need, and will be trusted by them as myself.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
He is an agent of a band of Russian Nihilists seeking aid from sympathizers here.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
We are a group of friends, banded together for mutual aid in time of trouble and sorrow.
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
Each summoned to her aid a band of cavaliers, and the stoutest lances of Normandy felt no loss of dignity in being commanded by a woman.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)" by Charles Mills
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In poetry:

Teachers,--she is not here
With the first breath of Spring
Her aid to your devoted band
With cheering smile and ready hand
Untiringly to bring.
"Miss Emily B. Parish," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Wrapped in His swaddling bands,
And in His manger laid,
The Hope and Glory of all lands
Is come to the world's aid:
No peaceful home upon his cradle smiled,
Guests rudely went and came, where slept the royal Child.
"Christmas Day" by John Keble

In news:

Police Lt Andra Brown says the girl got a Band-Aid for her wound.
In the near future, women may be able to buy contraception right alongside aspirin and band aids.
Local folk band Indian Blanket opened up the sold-out show on Saturday night at the Firebird, which was headlined by First Aid Kit.
Sometimes a band-aid can go a long way in making a kid feel better.
Doctors say you should carry more than just band-aids and spray.
Not a Band-Aid to be found.
Use of gastric bands as a weight-loss aid is increasing, and doctors need to be alert for potential complications years later, say the authors of a new case report.
Is it just a Band-Aid on a bigger problem.
This news is best told in the same way you would rip off a band-aid: quickly, with little regard to pain.
The icing is a kind of Band-Aid.
Here is my short-term band-aid solution until we develop an open international world wide web casting space where actors and casting directors can meet.
But much of their efforts were only "Band-Aid" repairs, said lineman Dee Schumers, who described tying power equipment together with rope in their haste to restore service.
Here's the band's version of "Reign" from the Live AID Concert in 1985.
'Won't Back Down' Director: Film's Debut Like Pulling Off a Band-Aid.
Kris Connor, Getty Images for BAND AID.
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In science:

This is because the LAS J band is planned to have a second epoch of imaging to aid determination of proper motions, among other goals.
Four Faint T Dwarfs from the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) Southern Stripe
The calibration of any systematic ZP offsets might be greatly aided if the instruments shared similar band-passes, such as U or G, and avoided entirely if space-based surveys could be independent.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
Better angular resolution at L-band, better sensitivity, and better uv coverage will aid standard VLBI observations of AGN, pulsars, and OH masers.
Science with ASKAP - the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
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