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meatball surgery

Battlefield surgery that is performed hastily so as to quickly stabilize a patient and prevent imminent death. Popularized (and possibly coined) by H. Richard Hornberger in his semi-autobiographical novel M*A*S*H, which focused on doctors serving in a fictional mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. Primarily heard in US. At the height of the conflict, our surgeons were primarily concerned with meatball surgery, getting wounded soldiers patched up long enough to receive more specialized treatment down the line.
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The result of RFLP analysis of meatball samples from various shops in Yogyakarta region (Figure 3) indicated some positive pork contamination.
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With a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs to a paper-towel-lined rimmed baking sheet and let drain 1 minute.
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Cook meatballs until well browned all over, turning as needed, 6 to 8 minutes total; reduce heat if needed.
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Made from ethically reared meat, with no artificial colours or flavours, Scan Foods is most renowned for its delicious Swedish meatballs (that they have been making the same way since the 1950's) which are made from cuts of real meat, potatoes and onions, herbs and spices.
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One of his recipes is a clear predecessor of the classic fried Italian meatball - minced meat mixed with bits of crustless bread and pepper.
But while our new immigrants adjust to their lives in America, and while international visitors filter through our lives for one reason or another--it would be more civil to greet them with more than a "howdy meatballs.
It's all in how you slice it" couldn't be closer to the truth when it comes to the advantages of fully cooked, pre-sliced meatballs.
Therefore, if he did not see the 'meatball,' he would address a caution to the LSO, 'I can't see the meatball and I'm obviously where I should be, so Check Lens And Roll Angle.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball follows the adventures of Flint Lockwood, an eccentric young scientist whose awkward demeanor and half-baked inventions -- ratbirds, spray-on shoes, and talking monkeys -- have made him an outsider in his hometown of Swallow Falls.