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(esp in brewing) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water, from which malt is extracted



the residue of alcoholic production by distillation of grain, potatoes, or molasses. Mash contains 92–94 percent water and 6–8 percent dry matter. It is used as fodder for animals in its fresh, dried, and ensiled states. The nutritional value of fresh mash ranges from 3.2 (potato mash) to 12.2 (corn mash) feed units and from 0.6 to 1.7 kg of digestible protein per 100 kg of feed. Dry mash has 60.2–102 food units and 12.6–14.9 kg of digestible protein. Fresh mash is generally fed in a mixture with threshed fodder; adult meat cattle get 70–80 liters (I) per head a day, younger animals 40–50 I, dairy cows no more than 30 I, and work horses 12–18 I. Chalk (30–50 g per head) is added to mash to neutralize the lactic and acetic acid. Mash is preserved by freezing, ensiling, and drying. It is ensiled in a mixture with threshed fodder and is fed to meat and dairy cows. Dried mash keeps well and transports readily. In animal rations mash can replace part of the concentrates.


(food engineering)
Mixture of grain and other ingredients fermented to produce whiskey.
Malted barley or other grain mixed with water to prepare wort for brewing operations.

mash hammer, mash

In stoneworking, a short-handled heavy hammer with two round or octagonal faces.

M ° A ° S ° H

bitter farce on bungling bureaucracy in a Korean Army hospital. [Am. Cinema and TV: Halliwell, 474–475]


medical farce on the horrors of war. [Am. Cinema and TV: Halliwell, 474]
See: Satire
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Brutal and yet funny, the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital was officially set in Korea but could easily have been Vietnam.
As the womanizing, off-the-wall commanding officer of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Stevenson created an endearing character that won him a 1973 Golden Globe Award.
The soldier was flown to the 212th mobile Army surgical hospital nearby, where he was pronounced dead, Donovan said.
THE 1973-84 hit was set in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
The introduction of penicillin and antibiotics in World War II meant only 10 percent died of disease, and during the Korean War, the military stood up the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals of "M*A*S*H" fame.
Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals were made famous in much-loved TV comedy show M*A*S*H, starring Alan Alda.
During that time, the operating room was only available at the division rear area from combat support hospitals (CSHs) and mobile army surgical hospitals (MASHs).
Instead, they transported the wounded, often by helicopter, to nearby Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals, now universally known as MASH units.

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