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  • First off, there's a lot of styling going on, particularly the massive cow-catcher/dicer/slicer chrome-rimmed grille.

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  • Peru is the cow-catcher on the train of continental drift.

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  • Peru is the cow-catcher on the train of continental drift...

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  • A cow-catcher, welded onto the front of the vehicle, threw most of them out of the way.

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  • Outside the vehicle, there's a nice long bonnet finishing in a cutting-edge seventies shovel-nose grille and a bumper that juts out like the cow-catcher on an overnight freight train.

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  • A novel about a train engineer becoming terribly paranoid from the number of people who've hurled themselves onto his cow-catcher?

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  • American English can (noun) tin checkers (game) draughts cow-catcher plough elevator lift ferns bracken hog-pen piggery hood (automobile) bonnet

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  • The locomotive, its great funnel emitting a weird light, with its sharp bell, and its cow-catcher extended like a spur, mingled its shrieks and bellowings with the noise of torrents and cascades, and twined its smoke among the branches of the gigantic pines.

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  • The locomotive, slackening its speed, tried to clear the way with its cow-catcher; but the mass of animals was too great.

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  • He would have crushed the first buffaloes, no doubt, with the cow-catcher; but the locomotive, however powerful, would soon have been checked, the train would inevitably have been thrown off the track, and would then have been helpless.

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