GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a railway line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it at another point.
- n. a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
“From Bourg a loop-line traverses a picturesque country by Nantua to Geneva, 97 m.”
“E. by loop-line from the station St. Auban on the main line.”
“S.W. from Arvant, commences the loop-line of the Chemins de Fer du Midi, which traverses the lofty woodless highlands of Lozère, the coal-region of Aveyron, and the wine and olive department of Herault to Beziers on the Mediterranean line, between Cette and Narbonne.”
“Bussoleno, 30½ m. from Modane, whence a loop-line of 5 m. extends to”
“The little railway by the sea was only a loop-line that connected Skeaton with Lane-on-Sea,”
“The hemisphere, _H_, adds the long circuit or loop-line through which the current may pass when for any reason the direct line is not used.”
“It is possible, certainly, as the experiments of contemporary "imagists" prove, to write poetry of a certain type without employing the "loop-line.”
“For it is along this loop-line of "memories and ideas of the distant" that poetry wins its generalizing or universalizing power.”
“They discard, as far as possible, the long "loop-line" of previous experience.”
“Station, or Bournemouth East as it was then called, was built, and the two stations connected by a loop-line.”
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