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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 chute down which logs can slide
  • n  a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc.
  • n  a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land

  • Singapore Airlines admits that one of its 747s took off down the wrong runway, resulting in 81 deaths.
  • With his debut furniture collection, runway producer Alexandre de Betak is bringing his catwalk theatrics to the world of industrial design.
  • One positive effect the recession will have on fashion is to eliminate designers who really should not have runway shows.
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  • Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Runway
    Our office has a national law practice. This means I get to see my fair share of the country's airports, hotels, and conference rooms. At a Father's Day bar-b-que yesterday, I mentioned that I had to travel to the Quad Cities today for some depositions. A relative who is a pilot wished me good luck given a disturbing number of runway incursions since January 2013. Seven runway incursions have ...
    June 17, 2013 - Injury Board
  • NYC airport builds turtle barrier to guard runway
    Officials are building a 4,000-foot-long barrier to protect a runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport. But the obstacle isn't for terrorists. It's for turtles. The busy airport has been plagued in recent ...
    June 15, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Runway bid opened after delay
    STEUBENVILLE - Bids were opened Thursday by the Jefferson County commissioners for the runway extension project at the Jefferson County Airpark.
    June 14, 2013 - The Steubenville Herald-Star

  • President Bush in USA Today
    Airports are very crowded, travelers are being stranded, and flights are delayed, sometimes with a full load of passengers sitting on the runway for hours,President Bush said after meeting with his top transportation officials. "We can do...
  • Terry Francona in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    When Derek Jeter is on second base and I got somebody coming from the league making me go down the runway, I was a little perturbed,Francona said Thursday. "Middle of the game you've got the fashion police. This is incredible."
  • Prince William in FOXNews
    Then I was watching the runway getting closer and closer and thinking, please, please don't mess this up,William said Thursday.

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