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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stone that forms the top of wall or building; A litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; A mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves);

Usage examples (30)
  • (The warp and weft are at forty-five degrees to the stripes, because the stretcher is rotated.)
  • In wet weather – and in Flanders mud – with shell holes everywhere, the wheeled stretcher is useless.
  • As above noted, the squad for each stretcher is four men, and for a long carry this number is absolutely essential.
  • When I called the stretcher-bearers and contemplated this picture, the big man raised himself on his elbow and said: for more
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