wrecking-train love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A railroad train fitted up with appliances for clearing away wreckage on the track and repairing damages so far as may be to cars, track, and engine. See wrecking-car.


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  • I try now to dignify them with handsome epithets; but while they were here I had moments of thinking they looked like a lot of whited locomotives, which had broken through from some trestle, in a recent accident, and were waiting the offices of a wrecking-train.

    Staccato Notes of a Vanished Summer (from Literature and Life)


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