Regeneration

Regeneration Glossary

Conchies

Slang for a conscientious objector

VC

Stands for the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for courage

Scurfy

Scaly, rough; often when referring to the bark of trees

Supercilious

Arrogant or superior

Analgesia

Insensitvity to pain; often used when referring to numbed areas

No Man's Land

Unoccupied, contested territory on the battlefield 

Ruddy

A red color; often used when describing a healthy complexion

CO

Stands for Commanding Officer

Transference

A psychological term to used to describe the unconscious transfer of feelings from one person to another

VAD

Stands for the Voluntary Aid Detachment, a volunteer unit providing nursing services in army hospitals

Protopathic

Related to sensory nerves capable of feeling only general stimuli like heat, cold, and pain

Epicritic

Related to sensory nerves capable of discerning fine differences in temperature, pain, and touch

Limber

A wheeled cart used to move artillery pieces like cannons or shell-firing guns

Arcadian

Idyllic, pastoral, rural

Parapet

A barrier extending above a wall or other structure

Duckboard

A wooden platform laid over muddy ground to be used as flooring

Conservatory

Greenhouse

Shingle

In the context of the sea, refers to a beach covered with pebbles

Wheedling

Using flattery to persuade someone to do something

Barracks

Housing for military personnel