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eyewash

1. Literally, a solution used to cleanse the eyes of contaminants. The professor was quick to administer eyewash to the student who was splashed with chemicals during the experiment.
2. Nonsense or foolishness. His explanation is total eyewash and doesn't answer the question at all.
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eyewash

1. n. nonsense; deception. It’s not eyewash! It’s true!
2. n. liquor. You’ve been putting away a lot of that eyewash, haven’t you?
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* OCUFRESH EYE WASH Info at ocufresh.com; sold at CVS and other pharmacies.
Are all eye wash stations and personal eye wash bottle locations distinctly marked with highly visible signs?
The first and most important item in ensuring your command meets all of the requirements for eye wash stations is to know what the requirements are.
Solution: Since there is no permanent eye wash station in the engine room, the personal eye wash bottles (NSN 6515-01-393-0728 or 6540-01-353-9946) should be installed.
* Are personal eye wash bottles readily available, in sufficient quantities, near eye hazards that are greater than 10 seconds or 100 feet from an eye/face wash unit?
* Eye wash stations and personal eye wash bottle locations were not distinctly marked with a highly visible sign (white on green background, NSN 9905-01345-4521).