Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A train of goodswagons.

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Examples

  • Scribbling a hasty note or two — one putting off the business meeting, another to Knight apologizing for not being able to see him in the evening — paying his bill, and leaving his heavier luggage to follow him by goods-train, he jumped into a cab and rattled off to the Great Western Station.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • So the lawyer, having to run on as far as Charteris by the goods-train, upon business, walked down to the station, where, having half-an-hour to wait, he fell into talk with the station-master, whom he also knew, and afterwards with Tom

    Wylder's Hand

  • Another tells us: -- "When Mr. BEGBIE put his question so great a stillness reigned throughout the crowded railway station that you could have heard a goods-train shunt."

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 11, 1914

  • For godståg (= goods-train) he substitutes frakttåg (= freight-train).

    Appendix 2. Non-English Dialects in America. 7. Swedish

  • My uncle told me that the engine-driver had failed to see a signal because of the fog, and our train had crashed into a goods-train.

    A. V. Laider

  • A few things for remembrance were to be sent after them by goods-train: a few books, portraits, the old grandfather's clock, whose tick-tock seemed to them to be the beating of their hearts.

    Jean Christophe: in Paris The Market-Place, Antoinette, the House

  • Here the Tuttle person had assembled a goods-train of a half-dozen animals, the luggage being adjusted to their backs by himself and two assistants, all using language of the most disgraceful character throughout the process.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

  • As they crossed the railway-bridge a goods-train ran underneath and puffed smoke into the mare's eyes.

    Tales of the Five Towns

  • But this they could not do, for neither could the stove go by a passenger-train nor they themselves go in a goods-train.

    The N�rnberg Stove

  • Scribbling a hasty note or two -- one putting off the business meeting, another to Knight apologizing for not being able to see him in the evening -- paying his bill, and leaving his heavier luggage to follow him by goods-train, he jumped into a cab and rattled off to the Great

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

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