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  • n  a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
  • n  a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
  • n  short for railway
  • n  a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
  • n  a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
  • n  any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
  • v  complain bitterly
  • v  enclose with rails
  • v  provide with rails
  • v  separate with a railing
  • v  convey (goods etc.) by rails
  • v  travel by rail or train
  • v  lay with rails
  • v  fish with a handline over the rails of a boat
  • v  spread negative information about
  • v  criticize severely

  • When traffic is light, rails become dull with rust.
  • Romance and Empire ride the rails of Japan's famed South Manchuria Railway.
  • The rail-roadmen suggested that if the price of rails were a little lower they might be interested.
News & Articles

  • Help arrives for Rails to Trails
    A Reedley youth basketball league has stepped up and given a one year’s commitment to clean up the Rails to Trails Parkway – or Reedley’s backyard, as one volunteer called it.
    June 15, 2013 - Orange Cove and Mountain Times
  • The Rails Girls Are Coming to a City Near You (Video)
    So far, the Rails Girls have groups in cities ranging from Warsaw to Wellington, with U.S. gatherings in Washington D.C., Charlotte NC, San Francisco CA, and... let's make it easy: Here's a map. OMG! They're everywhere! Actually, mostly Europe, being as they started in Finland, same as the Leningrad Cowboys and a popular computer operating system. But they're spreading like mad. Would you ...
    June 10, 2013 - Slashdot
  • Rails-to-trails visitors get wildlife, fitness lessons
    Saturday was Katy's first visit to the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails. A new feature of the 10th annual National Trails Day observance at the trail was a visit from Katy, an adult female redtail hawk, and other residents of the Carbon County Environmen
    June 9, 2013 - The Hazleton Standard-Speaker

  • Colin Powell in The Jewish Journal of greater L.A
    At a time when we're fighting two wars, when millions of Americans can't afford their medical bills or their tuition bills, when we're paying more than $4 a gallon for gas, the man who rails against government spending wants to spend $1.2 billion... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA Orlando Sentinel http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/ats-ap_top14jun09,0,3227615.story%3Fcoll%3Dsns-newsnation-headlines&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG9LOyJ1kvl3Q_f_JSs87v-l9pySg Jun 9, 2005 80054 107938 rails Bioweapons factories: Secretary Powell said, We have firsthand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails," which could make enough anthrax or botulinus toxin "in a single month to kill thousands upon thousands of...

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