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mop and glow

mop and glow v. phr. attributively, connoting hazardous materials clean-up, especially when applied to emergency services personnel. Etymological Note: Probably influenced by “Mop & Glo,” a strong-smelling household floor cleaner...

sneezing

sneezing  n.— «This caused fuel to build up before back-firing, or “sneezing” in air force parlance, sending flames shooting from the rear of one of the Boeing’s two Rolls Royce engines.» —“Mid-air emergency as military...

nighthawk service

nighthawk service  n.— «Teleradiology Solutions was started in 2002 to provide US hospitals with emergency reporting services, sometimes referred to as nighthawk services.» —“India to be teleradiology hub!” by Sanjay...

jake brakes

jake brakes  n.pl.— «If approved, the ordinance would prohibit within the city limits the use of hydraulically operated devices that convert a power-producing diesel or gas engine into a a powerabsorbing retarding mechanism with a...

crash

crash  v.— «The senior resident yelled that we would have to “crash” her—medical parlance for an emergency caesarean section.» —“A witness to the birth of everyday miracles” by Jackie Yaris Los Angeles...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «“Bed blockers” are patients who had been given acute care in a Metro hospital bed but no longer need that attention. They should be sent to a chronic care hospital but there are no available beds.» —“‘Bed...