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  • noun Plural form of railbird.


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  • That's why the football field always is ringed with "railbirds" and why the little gymnasium - capacity 900, as long as the fire marshal, who probably was a wrestler, is looking the other way - always is filled on cold winter nights when the Red Raiders take the mat and make more history, one more victory at a time.

    Winging It

  • But remember that the last time the political railbirds sold Gingrich short, he gave the Republicans their first House majority in 40 years.

    Notable & Quotable

  • Romantic railbirds are encouraged to supply details about their family backgrounds and their hobbies and interests to a steward's committee which will then match them up using roughly the same principles used in breeding thoroughbred horses.

    Bluff The Listener

  • Since there's no easy, clear favorite, this is the sort of year that those of us who consider ourselves once-a-year railbirds need to do some actual research.

    Nineteen Horses, One Impossibly Tough Decision

  • While it's too soon to say how much the surface matters, some railbirds believe the horses who race primarily in California don't make the transition to dirt tracks when they're shipped East.

    Beware the Derby's California Horses

  • Since Hollywood's evolving poker policy prevents players not seated at tables from watching the action -- a strange choice for a casino trying to interest patrons in any new game -- a horde of sweaty dudes convened behind the velvet rope, railbirds without a rail, killing time staring at their iPhones while jockeying for uncomfortable chairs that, in this ad hoc waiting room, were in short supply.

    Poker at Charles Town Races and Greenbrier

  • Dubbed "Longshot Lady" by railbirds who noticed how the novice was given inferior mounts, Ms. Boudrot went on to ride five winners in a single day, and had over 1,000 wins in a career lasting over a decade.

    She Jockeyed Her Way Into a Male Sport

  • As tracks close or become low-end casinos, the railbirds only lose their pasttime.

    Jason Notte: Ten Features that Are Dying with your Newspaper

  • Experienced railbirds keep an eye out for discarded tickets - especially Trifecta boxes and wheels - that other bettors have discarded, so they can cash them in.

    Still Looking for My Answer on the Horse Betting Quiz - Freakonomics Blog -

  • But some experienced railbirds say there may be a kernel of sense in the method.

    Does a Great Horse Need a Great Name?


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