It was a little past ten that night when his nurse, Sylvia of the Bedpans, came tiptoeing in with sleeping pills on a little tray and told him that his friend, Detective Leary, had just been delivered to the emergency room in a meat wagon.
2015, Jack Dower, Deliverance at Diepholz: A POW's Story, ISBN1503548511:
Most of the time this proved but a temporary respite, and when he was too far gone he went into the meat wagon, at which time he dispossessed the most robust looking of the riders.
In the middle of each night the gendarmerie's meat wagon made its rounds slowly, its crew stopping by the hunched clochard figures who sprawled in rags on the streets and gutters and doorways of Paris.
2017, Raymond Benson, Paul Dale Anderson, & Brian Hodge, Corruption at the Crossroad:
I looked over at the man driving the meat wagon in which I was currently a court-required passenger and said, ever the fellow armed with a witty retort: "Huh?"
“That's my lieutenant,” said Agent Riley runnin' over to the meat wagon to see the body. When Agent Riley made it over to the meat wagon, he popped open the backdoor of the meat wagon to look at the body.
2014, Benjamin Black, The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel, ISBN1743519672:
She had even gone out and seen the body being loaded into the meat wagon.