boxcars boxcars  /ˈbɑk ˌskɑrz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (usually plural) an expression used when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots

Usage(s):

  1. Below ground the youths, boys and girls, were herded into boxcars which were moved out in the dead of night.
  2. It all comes in trucks and boxcars and little panel vans, and that's just the stuff that Customs can keep track of.
  3. Slowly the train of boxcars rolls to a halt at Kapikule, where Bulgaria becomes Turkey, and a flood of humanity spills out.

News

  • Cold Shades of Gray

    Refrigerated transportation has come a long way from the days when Union Pacific Railroad put huge chunks of ice in boxcars to keep produce or meat from spoiling as it moved to market.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

Quotes

  1. "If we cannot stop the building of more coal-fired power plants, those coal trains will be death trains - no less gruesome than if they were boxcars headed to crematoria, loaded with uncountable irreplaceable species," said Dr. Hansen, who is...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: James Hansen Source: IowaPolitics.com (press release)

  2. "I told the governor directly, I have dealt with bullies, and rogues and thugs most of my life," Bruno said, calling Spitzer an elitist. "I grew up in the toughest part of Glens Falls next to the boxcars, where kids would come up to you when...
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Joseph Bruno Source: Niagara Gazette

  3. "We see here the two realities of the Holocaust. One involves the cold, mechanized slaughter of millions of men, and women, and children, many of them wrenched from their communities, herded into boxcars by their neighbors and sent to die,...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Vancouverite

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