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Band-Aid

(bănd′ād′)
A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in figurative uses: "True welfare reform is being bypassed for Band-Aid solutions" (Los Angeles Times)."These measures are mere Band-Aids" (U.S. News & World Report).
A trademark for a brand of bandages that has become a genericised term for any sterile adhesive plastic strip/gauze combination used to cover minor cuts or abrasions

Vox populi adjective Referring to a temporary solution for a problem that is best addressed elsewhere
Military medicine noun A popular term for a medical corpsman
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Police said they arrested the suspected Band-Aid Bandit -- who plastered the adhesive patches around his eyes as a disguise before robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, 525 N.
Blood donors and local residents are encouraged to drop off new, unopened boxes and packages of band-aids (strips and dots) and children's stickers at any of the 15 CBCSF branch locations in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Why use a Band-Aid approach when so much more is genuinely needed?
In that event, one can only hope that the band-aids will be as well-designed as possible.
Boxes of Band-Aids or donations to buy Band-Aids can be dropped off or mailed to the UPS Store at 38713 Tierra Subida Road, Suite 200-156, Palmdale, CA 93551.
He also is co-holder of the patent for the first flexible foam Band-Aids.
On Tuesday, they and their families picked up more than 3,000 boxes of colorful children's Band-Aids in a quest by the boys, both cancer patients, to make the lives of fellow young patients at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles a little brighter.
Parks implies that dispensing Band-Aids to a community that has cancer is ``leadership.
The firm's CTO, Nathan Cohen, views the breakthroughs in an historical perspective: "Antennas used to be considered as single band devices with band-aids attached to make them work differently.
We're looking to improve the team in the short term and the long term, but we're not looking for Band-Aids.
Now, customers can get everything from bug spray to baby wipes, Band-Aids to Bounty, delivered for free in under an hour.
My life is now controlled by a dream team of specialists, who keep my once-pristine medicine cabinet stocked with pills - the cabinet that once contained nothing more medical than Band-Aids.