Definition of emergency:
soupcon, requirement, red alert, misadventure, fatality, requisite, distress, taking into custody, necessity, sine qua non, catch, quandary, tweak, unscheduled, emergency brake, unfore, pressing necessity, dilemma, unavoidableness, apprehension, impasse, mite, turn of events, parking brake, collar, n occurrence, compulsion, want, pinch, pretty pass, jot, plight, pass, need, tinge, exigency, indispensability, difficulty, clutch, hand brake, flash point, arrest, destiny, tension, touch, hint, politics, danger, contingency, fate, indispensableness, pressure, juncture, extremity, fix, safety, urgency, speck, essential.
Suppose, for example, that in a case of emergency a pulley of a certain diameter is required, and that the only one at hand has too large a bore, then we may take a mandrel or arbor of the diameter of the shaft the pulley is required for, and drive on it two thin washers and turn them to fit the bore of the pulley, and cut a recess in each to enable the metal to be poured through.- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "The Thunder Bird", B. M. Bower.
- "The Pirates of Ersatz", Murray Leinster.