crossing-plate love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An iron or steel plate forming a crossing of two lines of track.


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  • In the first chapter I mentioned the superior imaginativeness revealed by Americans in meeting linguistic emergencies, whereby, for example, in seeking names for new objects introduced by the building of railroads, they surpassed the English plough and crossing-plate with cow-catcher and frog.

    Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 3. The Expanding Vocabulary Henry Louis 1921


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