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sick call

n.
1. A daily lineup of military personnel requiring medical attention.
2. A signal announcing the time for such a lineup.

sick call

The daily assembly when all sick and injured military personnel—other than those in hospital—report to a medical officer for examination (specifically at bugle call).

sick call

1. In the military, a scheduled time for those with (relatively) minor illnesses or injuries to visit a clinic.
2. In jails or prisons, a request by an inmate for health care services.
3. In home health, a house call or home visit.
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the market is composed of a single lot; it is at mixed prices: - part of the overall price and flat rate for preventive maintenance, - a unit price portion on purchase orders, for on-site training services and the occasional needs for corrective maintenance and all telephone systems, sick calls and anti-fugues.
Despite the public humiliation of Sachs and his family, Carr described the sick calls as "a very small matter".
A spokesperson for the carrier indicated that most of the delays and cancellations over the weekend 5-6 August were not due to the overtime issue but to increased sick calls from pilots - a suggestion that has been denied by the pilots' union.
The sick calls are believed to have included threats made to his wife and three children.
Police officer Jim Ward made sick calls to a woman he had helped only months before.
He checks a map of the borough of Kinnelon to pinpoint the location of two homes where sick calls have been requested.
This consultation concerns the maintenance of telephone systems, sick calls and anti-fugues in the medical-social establishments managed by the ccas of the city of nantes.
Despite the public humiliation of Sachs and his family, the comic described the four sick calls to the Fawlty Towers actor's answerphone as "a very small matter".
Local 2000, which denies organising the alleged action, is reported to have warned its members against taking `poor advice...from unofficial and unelected sources to disrupt the company`s operations of the New Year holiday` but sick calls over the weekend were apparently up by 20% compared to normal.
The dad of two posed as a teacher or relaxation researcher to make "tens of thousands" of sick calls after picking victims from phone books.
Anat said they split up but she started to get sick calls.