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A list, especially in the army or navy, of people who are ill and unable to work.
- ‘Cooks who handled food with dirty hands and washing areas sited upstream of watering areas were common practices that contributed to long sick lists.’
- ‘The Prime Minister has been forced to water down his proposals for getting millions of workers off the sick list and back into jobs.’
- ‘The consumption of feces-contaminated water, the stifling heat, and the lack of supplies increased the sick list fearfully.’
- ‘‘It wasn't long after he came to Washington that some of our hitters, arriving in Walter's vicinity, were reporting to the sick list,’ chuckled Cobb.’
- ‘These disease carriers trespass into your home and add members into the sick list.’
- ‘And looking to the final Carr is hoping the injuries aren't too serious as he already has a sick list mounting up.’
- ‘Peter Smith is the latest player to join the sick list and the manager could be forced to field untried youngsters.’
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