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  • n. A man who works on a railway

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  • n. an employee of a railroad


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  • Richard Fleischer's Narrow Margin is about bad guys attempting to whack a prosecution witness on a train, and Fritz Lang's Human Desire based on Émile Zola's La Bête Humaine, and also filmed by Jean Renoir is about a railwayman committing a murder.

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  • Perfect condition, my dear, said the railwayman, retired from the Somerset and Dorset line when they closed Green Park station, who pocketed my fivers.

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  • John Axon was a railwayman who died trying to stop a runaway train in 1957.

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  • The railwayman, clearly Hindu, wears a bodi, a tuft of hair on the back of the head that signifies his high-caste, Brahmin origins.

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  • Many belong to men with close-cropped beards that Muslims commonly wear; others, like the railwayman, have the tell-tale marks of high-caste Hindus.

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  • The ex-railwayman was jailed at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week after being earlier convicted of lewd and libidinous behaviour and sexual assault.

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  • The Protestant railwayman founded churches along the strategic railway line and brought up Jonas with his own austere beliefs.

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  • As an ex-railwayman uncoupled the four empty cars, the thirty workmen all clambered up their sides, some climbing onto the roofs, some hanging on the ladders, the rest going inside the big open doors, all yelling and hurrahing, laughing and waving their beer bottles around.


  • “Now,” Frank said, and the happy ex-railwayman went purposefully to the joint, carrying several tools.


  • As the cars hit the temporary track, the ex-railwayman leaped the twelve feet to the ground, rolled, and sprang to his feet.



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