from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A railroad-train running during the night.


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  • "Don't worry, Haldane," said his first acquaintance; "there is an owl-train along at eleven to-night, and you can mail your check or draft on that if you do not care to travel at such an unearthly hour."

    A Knight of the Nineteenth Century Edward Payson Roe 1863

  • "Burnside should cross the Rappahannock to-day or to-morrow, at the latest," Mr. Vosburgh had remarked at breakfast, to which he had come from the Washington owl-train.

    An Original Belle Edward Payson Roe 1863


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