railway-crossing love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An intersection of railway-tracks.
  • n. The intersection of a common roadway or highway with the track of a railway.


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  • Over the tops of them was seen a green light, something like the danger signal at a railway-crossing.

    The Lair of the White Worm

  • Next morning the Battalion passed their starting-point, the railway-crossing of the Ramleh-Ludd road, at 09.30 and struck eastwards for Jimzu and Jerusalem.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • At every bridge and railway-crossing a sentinel, standing in the middle of the road with lifted rifle, stopped the motor and examined our papers.

    Fighting France

  • 'He made his lovely sensitive Arab horse stand with him at the railway-crossing whilst a horrible lot of trucks went by; and the poor thing, she was in a perfect frenzy, a perfect agony.

    Women in Love

  • Beyond the railway-crossing a muddy lane went along a field of coarse grass under a hedge of thorns and ended at a paling.

    Mary Olivier: a Life

  • The wagonette stopped by the railway-crossing at Manor Park, and they got out.

    Mary Olivier: a Life

  • The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing.

    The Custom of the Country

  • At the railway-crossing he met his mother hurrying down, for the news that the _Bessy_ had arrived with a number of shipwrecked people had spread rapidly through the place.

    A Chapter of Adventures

  • Morgan made no attack on Madison, but took another turn northward in his zigzag course, and marched on Vernon, a railway-crossing some twenty miles from Madison, where the line to Indianapolis intersects that from Cincinnati to Vincennes.

    Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume 1 April 1861-November 1863


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