from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A timber fender or buffer, placed at the end of a railroad-track to prevent the cars from leaving the rails.


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  • Well, the train being drawn up with the latter end of each car resting against a lofty bumping-post at A, Tom Furnace, the gentlemanly conductor, and Jean Marie Rivarol, engineer, mount by a long ladder to the exalted number 8.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 5


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