from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as handrail.
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He felt a queasy giddiness because there was no hand-railing at the outer lock door and he knew the depth of the fall outside.
The two had now reached the hand-railing of the porch.
The removal of some loose earth, which appeared to have been recently sprinkled in that vicinity, disclosed another similar spot larger than a man's hand; and a part of the hand-railing on one side of the bridge had been recently broken, as if by the fall of a heavy body against it.
In light of the fact that there was a a map published in the nineties in one of those 'Rough Guide'-style travel books which showed a proposed oil pipeline hand-railing Route One (Herat to Kandahar), I was wondering how close Bastion is to Route One.
But more sleep wasn’t to be as my youngest shouted down the stairs to her grandmother, “Mummo, I can’t hold the hand-railing on your dangerous stairs because I have too much stuff in my hands.”
"Somebody has gone to work and planked that old skid-road and put up a hand-railing on each side, while the trail through the Giants has been grubbed out and smoothed over.