LOCAL INFECTIONAn infection of the
skin or scalp indicated by a boil or pimple
MAGNIFYING GLASSUsed to identify
substances by magnification.
MAIN SPOTTING BOARD A worktable
consisting of a smooth area used for tamping and
applying spotting agents and a perforated area
used for flushing.
MANUAL MODEAn equipment mode
during which the equipment is operated without
the use of automatic devices.
MANUFACTURE DATEThe date a
particular item of stock was manufactured;
indicated on the container of the item as a
manufacturers code. These codes are currently
contained in NAVRESSO INST 4067.4.
MANUFACTURED ITEMSItems that
require further processing in the snack bar such
MARKDOWNA voluntary reduction in the
selling price of an item. There are three types of
markdowns: markdowns below cost, markdowns
to zero, and retail markdowns.
MARKDOWN BELOW COSTA voluntary
reduction in the selling price of an item below its
original cost price.
MARKDOWN TO COSTA type of retail
markdown in which the selling price of an item
is reduced so that it is equal to its cost price.
MARKDOWN TO ZEROAn expenditure
of stock through a price change that reduces the
value of the item to zero.
MARKONAny voluntary increase in the
established selling price of an item.
MARKUPThe difference between the cost
price and selling price of a retail item.
MECHANICAL ACTIONThe force that is
applied as an expedient in the removal of soil from
fabrics in the laundry.
equipment that is made of metal.
MONETARYA term used in the ships store
operation referring to money.
ing equipment that is not made of metal.
that do not cause disease.
NSANavy Stock Account is the inventory
of supplies purchased from the Navy Stock Fund
that have not yet been expended to end use.
NSFThe Navy Stock Fund is a revolving
fund that finances the purchase or manufacture
of supplies and services that are to be taken up
in the Navy Stock Account (NSA).
ORLON ACRYLICA synthetic fiber
chemically composed of acrylonitrile.
OVERRINGAn incorrect higher price for
an item rung up on a cash register.
OXALIC ACIDA poison powder used to
remove rust from clothing.
PADDED ROLLSThe rolls on the flatwork
ironer that smooth and flatten fabrics to the
PARAFFINED CLOTHA cloth saturated
with wax for use in waxing the flatwork ironer.
PATHOGENIC BACTERIABacteria that
attack plant or human tissue and cause disease.
PERFORATED BASKETThe rotating
basket within the tumbler dryer.
PERMANENT HARDNESSThat character-
istic of water that contains calcium and
magnesium chlorides unaffected by boiling.
POOR BARBER ETHICSBad rules and
standards for conduct and practice in the
barbershop that reflect poorly on the way
customers feel about the barbershop.
POSITIONING INTERLOCK SWITCH
Safety device that eliminates the possibility of
having the washer motor activate while the outer
shell door is open.
POTASSIUM IODIDEA white crystalline
or powdered substance used for removing silver
nitrate and other silver stains.