a wash cycle: the break suds, flush suds, two rinse
baths, and the sour bath.
BENZALDEHYDEA general spotting
agent used to remove black ink, hair dye, and
some types of shoe polish.
BREAKBACKA transfer of an item from
a sales outlet back to the bulk storeroom.
BREAKOUTA transfer of material from
the bulk storeroom to a sales outlet or service
BUCKThe worktable of the laundry press
where items are pressed.
BULK LOTS All divisional laundry,
flatwork (bed linens, tablecloths, and so forth),
and service lots (foodservice personnel, barbers,
hospital corpsmen, and so forth).
BULK SALEA sale made at cost to
an activity authorized to buy in this man-
BULK SALESROOMA separate cash sales
unit established in a bulk storeroom from which
bulk sales are made.
BULK STOREROOMA main storage
facility for all or part of the stock in a ships store
operation. No sales are made from a bulk
BULK STOREROOM CUSTODIANA
person in charge of a bulk storeroom. In separate
responsibility operations, the custodian is
responsible for the stock by quantity on individual
CALCIUMA silver-white, soft metallic
element that forms a compound with chlo-
rides and sulfates to make hardness in
CASH COLLECTION AGENTAn officer
or enlisted person designated in writing by the
ships store officer to collect and deposit cash with
the disbursing officer for cash received from sales
in the ships store.
CENTRIFUGAL FORCEThe force exerted
against clothes in a washer extractor to force out
solvent or water.
CHAMOISHeavy cloth used to absorb
water and spotting solutions as they are removed
from the fabric.
CHEESECLOTHSoft, absorbent cloth
used in spotting or feathering out; it picks up all
moisture around a spot just removed.
CHEMICAL ACTIONAn action used in
spotting to remove stains by mixing two or
more substances together on the fabric to
produce one or more totally new substances
that are very soluble and can be rinsed away
CHEMICAL AGENTSChemicals com-
monly used to remove spots and stains.
tidal solutions, sprays, or substances that
eliminate or render inactive the bacteria found on
CHEMICAL SOLUBLE SOILSSoils that
are soluble or readily dissolvable in chemical
solvents, but are usually not soluble in water and
may require special treatment.
CHT TANKSCollection, holding, and
transfer tanks are installed aboard ship for the
purpose of handling waste water until further
transfer ashore or at sea.
C L A S S I F I C A T I O N T h e p r o c e s s o f
separating laundry for washing according to color,
type of fabric, and degree of soil.
CLOTHING ITEMSStandard Navy cloth-
COIL BOXHousing for the steam coils
located in the top portion of the tumbler dryer.
COLOR TRANSFERENCEThe transfer of
the color of one fabric onto other fabrics during
the wash cycle.
COMBINED RESPONSIBILITY OPERA-
TIONA ships store operation in which one
person is responsible for both a sales outlet and
the bulk storeroom that supplies that outlet.
actual temperature at which a liquid will begin to