from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as branch-cut.


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  • The branch-line train had clattered in, and Chan was calling to him from the car steps.

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  • David stepped onto the platform and walked toward the branch-line track that led to Princeton University.

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  • Lal Masjid was discovered to be the branch-line station of Al Qaeda.

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  • Luke refused to spend that Saturday night at the Imperial, for the branch-line train to Goondiwindi left only once a week, on Saturday night, to connect with the Goondiwindi — Brisbane mail train on Sunday.

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  • That afternoon, however, I caught the branch-line train that winds from Germany's greatest seaport into the country beyond.

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  • They reached a railroad track, the quadruple track of a branch-line from New York to Philadelphia.

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  • The C.P.R. construction, including branch-line construction, lasted into the nineties and for a few years afterwards there was little railway construction in Canada.

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  • The Canadian Pacific during this period engaged also in a great deal of branch-line construction.

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  • And as she appraised it with its adjuncts of Turtons and Burtons, the train accompanied her sentences, “pomper, pomper,” the train half asleep, going nowhere in particular and with no passenger of importance in any of its carriages, the branch-line train, lost on a low embankment between dull fields.

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  • It was an easy feat, for a branch-line train is slow to assume special airs.

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