Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a railroad, a rail which has the foot-flanges wide-spreading, the web vertical, and the head bulb-shaped.
- n. A horizontal wooden bar underneath a car-seat for the passengers who occupy the next seat behind to rest their feet on.
- n. In cabinet-making, a crosspiece, brace, or tie near the floor, as in some chairs, tables, etc.
“When his Agent called the Cryerer was in the fetal position under a bar in Manhattan Beach, a cold brass foot-rail bumping rhythmically against his forehead.”
“Inspector Anthony McCall tried to balance his prodigious bulk on the tiny circumference of the bar stool, thought better of it, and stood instead, one shoe on the foot-rail, and both elbows on the freshly wiped surface of the bar.”
“He sipped his whisky and eased his foot on to the foot-rail of the bar.”
“Angelica curled herself up on the end of his bed, and leant against the foot-rail.”
“Clearly not; for that would not account for the sheet and blanket being dragged so carefully out of the range of his hands, and hung over the foot-rail so that they touched the floor.”
“And then he hitched it to the foot-rail where I couldn't help seeing it every time I looked that way.”
“I can't see him very good," said Freddie, and he gave a little jump up from the foot-rail on which he was standing.”
“He was aghast at this abyss of money-spending into which he had leaped, and the Brass-button Man was suspiciously wondering what this person wanted of him; but they crossed to the adjacent saloon, a New York corner saloon, which of course "glittered" with a large mirror, heaped glasses, and a long shining foot-rail on which, in bravado, Mr. Wrenn placed his”
“The bed was a fine old four-poster, with a carved foot-rail.”
“O'Rourke's was full: its long bar, shaped something like the letter J, supported many lounging arms and elbows; its burnished foot-rail was scraped by boots of many shapes and sizes; its heavy air, thick with cigarette smoke, hummed with many voices.”
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