Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short track leading from a line of railway, and connected with it at one end only.

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Examples

  • He saw the spur-track that must run up from the valley and across the upland pastures, and he ran the grades and built the bridge that would span the canon, until it was real before his eyes.

    Chapter XXVII

  • Then be gave the signal to start up the spur-track, that leads to Jamrud, where a fort cowers in the very throat of the dreadfulest gorge in Asia -- the Khyber Pass.

    In The Time Of Light

  • For a moment she saw nothing, then a flurry of movement at the foot of the steep spur-track they'd climbed last night in the dark caught her eye.

    The Warslayer

  • He saw the spur-track that must run up from the valley and across the upland pastures, and he ran the grades and built the bridge that would span the canon, until it was real before his eyes.

    Chapter XXVII

  • Then be gave the signal to start up the spur-track, that leads to Jamrud, where a fort cowers in the very throat of the dreadfulest gorge in Asia -- the Khyber Pass.

    King of the Khyber Rifles

  • Company already on the ground were set to work under the Seer preparing the grade for a spur-track that would leave the main line near the river fifteen miles north of the break, and Holmes, with

    The Winning of Barbara Worth

  • The engine uncoupled and panted off, leaving the car at rest on the spur-track.

    Rimrock Trail

  • Rosemary stopped with a jerk and McGrath's fireman darted past to set the spur-track switch.

    A Fool for Love

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