from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In railroading, an additional rail placed midway between the two ordinary rails of a track, designed, in connection with devices on the engine or cars, to keep a train from leaving the track on curves, crossings, or steep grades.


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  • For making soap tablets, a cutting board equipped with a guide-rail to align the soap bar at right angles to the cutting wire can easily be constructed from wood.

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  • Although there was no sign of any guide-rail, Theon told him that the cars could only run on predetermined tracks.

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  • Down the third shaft over, the other cage was dropping like a plummet, a block of golden light walled in by black filigree-work and bisected vertically by the black line of the guide-rail.

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  • The resulting laser-alignment guide-rail design integrates the Drylin W with clamp, Drylin SLW leadscrew system and Drylin ZLW belt-drive system.

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  • These guide-rail ends also have a second facility to safely discharge any static from the front panel to ground via the aluminium parts of the chassis or subrack.

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  • In New York the people who will be put to work with the stimulus money are the guide-rail installers and the bridge painters.

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  • That project touches parts of Clayton, Franklin and Elk. Three other projects that started less than a year ago are a $3.4 million dam installation on Route 206 in Shamong Township; a Route 206 Assiscunk Creek bridge replacement in Springfield and Mansfield; and a $3.7 million installation of cross-median guide-rail to prevent crashes at locations in Logan, Mount Laurel and Hamilton. - News


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