from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Railroad), engraving A line or track leading from the provinces toward the metropolis or a principal terminus; the track upon which up-trains run. See up-train.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of up line.
  • adjective Describing a higher level in a hierarchical management structure


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  • The responsibility and accountability belong up-line with the Commander-in-Chief and Congress.

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  • For as soon as the infected voting machine transfers the rogue program up-line to the server, the server can populate all the other voting machines with the next download.

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  • Choose a sponsor in an up-line who will be supportive and will be willing to help you get started.

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  • I paid $.08 each in an up-line quantity order agreement with the original supplier of these quality headsets.


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  • He was the up-line ticket clerk at Easewood Junction, and felt the responsibilities of his position.

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  • Late in the afternoon came a thrill when the mule-mounted infantry reappeared, heading up-line towards us.

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  • I looked up-line through my glasses and saw the Mudowwara patrol breaking back uncertainly towards the railway to meet the train-fugitives running their fastest northward.

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  • Then when the next train came in and stopped, Bobbie went across the metals of the up-line and stood beside the engine.

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