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  • noun Plural form of cross-tie.

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Examples

  • I then learned that there was no bridge of any importance except the one at Baldwin, nine miles farther down, but as I was aware, from information recently received, that it was defended by three regiments and a battery, I concluded that I could best accomplish the purpose for which I had been detached -- crippling the road -- by tearing up the track, bending the rails, and burning the cross-ties.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • After Gregg and Custer had gone, it was discovered that the railroad bridge over the Pamunkey, near the White House, had been destroyed but partially -- the cross-ties and stringers being burned in places only -- and that it was practicable to repair it sufficiently to carry us over.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • They will replace two track switches at Silver Spring, install 750 track fasteners, 1,720 cross-ties, 525 feet of track, 500 rail insulators, heater tape, tunnel safety lights and communications cables that will upgrade underground cellphone service.

    Dr. Gridlock's Metro, driving tips for the week ahead

  • But once he removed the rails and cross-ties, he says, he discovered that the surrounding land was worth much more because of improved access.

    Thinking Outside the Stocks

  • Track workers will replace two old track switches at Silver Spring, install 750 new track fasteners, 1,720 new cross-ties, 525 feet of new track, 500 new rail insulators, new heater tape, new tunnel safety lights and new communications cables that will upgrade underground cell phone service.

    Huge Labor Day project on Red Line

  • The ribs had a set of cross-ties between them, so Alek could imagine he was simply climbing down a ladder instead of crawling beneath the skin of a huge beast.

    LEVIATHAN

  • The ribs had a set of cross-ties between them, so Alek could imagine he was simply climbing down a ladder instead of crawling beneath the skin of a huge beast.

    LEVIATHAN

  • They looked like the wooden cross-ties from the tracks.

    Raven Rise

  • They looked like the wooden cross-ties from the tracks.

    Raven Rise

  • He was more “oral” than Dial, though, and liked to put cross-ties, lead ropes, and stall guards in his mouth.

    Healed by Horses

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