Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of railway.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Howard's End, with its timeless mansions and perpetually updating railways, is the novel of space/time compression fighting it out with imperialist expansion.

    Top Ten Novels

  • Sat next to an old Devonian at the bar who was interested in railways so I regaled him tales about token block systems, semaphore signals Brunnel's Atmospheric Railway (all in operation in these parts).

    Double Jeopardy

  • Howard's End, with its timeless mansions and perpetually updating railways, is the novel of space/time compression fighting it out with imperialist expansion.

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  • The culture-link repository BoingBoing.net today referenced (here) a pair of websites that host audio files of the sweet, blissfully robotic music that plays in Japanese railways (here and here).

    Disquiet » Japanese Train Sounds

  • As leaders of your community, your active interest in Canada's railways is of the greatest importance.

    Railway Highlights

  • It is, Sir, that without a greater flow of population Canada remains static and will have to continue to bear that immense burden of overheads in railways, roads, schools, telephones, public services and debt. which clearly are intended for a far greater population.

    Empire Unity—The Bulwark of Civilization

  • You come upon monstrous clay chasms hundreds of feet across and almost as deep, with little rusty tubs creeping on chain railways up one side, and on the other workmen clinging like samphire-gatherers and cutting into the face of the cliff with their picks.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • You come upon monstrous clay chasms hundreds of feet across and almost as deep, with little rusty tubs creeping on chain railways up one side, and on the other workmen clinging like samphire-gatherers and cutting into the face of the cliff with their picks.

    North and South

  • Latin American railways, public utilities, mines, etc., it is impossible to say.

    The American Empire

  • The gauge of the South African railways is 3.6 feet, but owing to the overhang of our coaches the seating space is as generous as you find in the 4.81/2 gauge.

    South Africa

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