stretcher-bearer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stretcher-bearer one who helps carry a stretcher
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Usage

In literature:

Stretcher-bearers this way, for God's sake!
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
One of the stretcher-bearers pointed at the youth, then at the hatless body in the trench.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
The stretcher bearers were doing noble work.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
While the patrol were having their little engagement, a stretcher bearer, Pte.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
Some men had also been detailed as stretcher bearers and were in waiting.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
The stretcher-bearers are coming.
"The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's)" by Fred W. Ward
Stretcher bearers were not always near.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
The wounded arrived more rapidly at the ford, stretcher-bearers plying their trade in the hot sun.
"History of the Second Massachusetts Regiment of Infantry: Beverly Ford." by Daniel Oakey
Martin followed the stretcher-bearers into the dugout.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
The stretcher bearers had somehow missed Cotter.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
When the stretcher bearers come the German asks the leader to look for the revolver which he feared the Russian was trying to get out.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
The stretcher-bearers brought the latter in, and I sent for the doctor at once, but he could only pronounce him to be dead also!
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
I came out here about two hours ago, with six squads of stretcher-bearers.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Stretcher-bearers manfully did their job.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
With the companies in reserve were the stretchers and bearers.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Wounded men lay all over the hill, but there were no doctors, no stretcher-bearers, and no water.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
When a man was hit some one gave him first aid, directed the stretcher-bearers where to find him, and coolly resumed digging.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Here the ambulances, one after another, halted, while the stretcher-bearers and guards said but little; all was in monotone.
"Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross" by Alice B. Emerson
There were a dozen doctors, an ambulance, stretcher bearers, trained nurses and the two teams in proper football attire.
"Molly Brown's Freshman Days" by Nell Speed
It was impossible for them to be removed from the hill, as the Boers promptly fired on the stretcher-bearers.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
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In poetry:

A man's brains splattered on
A stretcher-bearer's face;
His shook shoulders slipped their load,
But when they bent to look again
The drowning soul was sunk too deep
For human tenderness.
"Dead Man's Dump" by Isaac Rosenberg
Such tender touches to his wound,
Such loving arms to clasp him round,
Until they find him the third day!
The stretcher-bearers heard him say,
Don't leave me, Denis! I am here."
Denis? But Denis died last year!
"No Man's Land" by Katharine Tynan