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.

    Operation: Outer Space

  • The two had now reached the hand-railing of the porch.

    Tides of Barnegat

  • 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.

    The Rivals: A Chickahominy Story

  • 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.

    Army Rumour Service

  • 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.”

    A Small Christmas Moment « Quiet Musings

  • "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.

    The Valley of the Giants


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