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Dictionary of railway slang

Harvey Sheppard

Dictionary of railway slang

by Harvey Sheppard

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Published by Ilminster, Somerset Education Committee in Somerset .
Written in English


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StatementHarvey Sheppard.
The Physical Object
Pagination11p.
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20135510M

The word book as a verb has many meanings, one of which is “to record or register” something, such as officially placing a bet on the books. This sense is found as early as the s. In the –s, the meaning of book expanded to “reserving” something generally, such as a table at a restaurant, e.g., I booked it for pm.. Book it for “running away quickly” originates in.   rail in AZ Dictionary (n) A bar expanding horizontally between aids, such as a fence. (n) A structure made from such bars and supports and developing a barrier or guard; a railing. (n) A steel club made use of, often in sets, as a track for railway cars or any other wheeled cars. (v) to produce or enclose with rails or a rail. (v) To inclose with rails or a railing.

64 synonyms of book from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for book. Book: a set of printed sheets of paper bound together between covers and forming a work of fiction or nonfiction. I have 2 issues with this book; 1) Much of the Celtic Slang is commonplace and much of the Slang is not currently realivent, but a good beginning for those unaware of the language. 2) There are perfectly written authenticity phrased Gaelic s:

rail: [noun] a line of a snortable drug, such as cocaine. That is one thick rail. See more words with the same meaning: stimulants (e.g. methamphetamines, caffeine). The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Dictionary of Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words, by A London Antiquary This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. and the brigands that Albert Smith used to describe near Pompeii—stopping a railway.


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Railway definition, a rail line with lighter-weight equipment and roadbed than a main-line railroad. See more. Looking for a glossary of railroad terminology or slang. In this article there are two glossaries of various railroad terms and a short history of the railroad.

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Low Side Gondola: A gondola car with sides and ends 36 inches high or less. Main Iron: Slang for main track. Main Line: That part of a railroad exclusive of switch tracks, branches, yards and terminals.

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Rail terminology is a form of technical difference between the American term railroad and the international term railway (used by the International Union of Railways and English-speaking countries outside the United States) is the most significant difference in rail terminology.

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