railway-company love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stock company, usually organized under a charter granted by special legislative enactment, for the purpose of constructing and operating a railway, and invested with certain special powers, as well as subject to special restrictions, by the terms of its charter.


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  • In Japan, investors such as Yoshio Nakamura, a 65-year-old former railway-company employee, blamed the U.S. for the rout.

    Small Investors

  • Colonel Sparmiento started proceedings against the railway-company, claiming heavy damages, not only for the stolen tapestry, but also for the loss in value which the whole collection suffered in consequence of the theft.

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin

  • Some years ago -- it was when the great trade depression had already hit the parish badly, and dozens of men were out of work here -- the railway-company suddenly stopped this train, and consternation spread through the village at the prospect of forty more being added to the numbers of its unemployed.

    Change in the Village

  • s View to Bring Change to Resona TOKYO — In 2003, in the twilight of his career, longtime railway-company executive Eiji Hosoya switched to a different track: finance.

    Chairman Uses Outsider

  • At any rate, I shall never cease to invoke a blessing on that immaculate railway-company which decoyed me from London into the heart of England, and, with a coolness unexampled in the new districts of Iowa, dropped me at the sweetest nook under the sun, there to wait three hours for the train which should have taken me at once to Stratford, -- three golden hours, in which I might bask like a bee in a Honeybourne beyond my hopes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864


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