from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See train.


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  • Glass bombs also existed for use from aeroplanes, railway-train windows and so forth, which would break on hitting water.

    The Shape of Things to Come Herbert George 2006

  • He looked at her face as if there were, and she continued, ‘Listen; I hear sounds from the town: people’s voices, and carts, and dogs, and the noise of a railway-train.

    The Hand of Ethelberta 2006

  • “Oh a pretty! — a little pretty! oh a cold little pretty come in a railway-train!”

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories 2003

  • The contrast between the bustling noise and modern associations of the railway-train and the mediæval-looking environs of Smyrna, through which it threaded its way, was sufficiently striking to occupy one's thoughts for some time after starting, especially as alongside the railway ran for some distance the caravan-route, already filled by strings of camels and their drivers -- most picturesque objects in such a landscape.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878. Various

  • Then, to the horror of the passengers, a railway-train appeared a short distance ahead, spinning along at great speed.

    Chatterbox, 1905. Various

  • In less than an hour he was in the railway-train, on his way to Innisfield.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859 Various

  • Christ was a brief interview with Chaplain (now Bishop) McCabe on a railway-train in Ohio just after the Civil War.

    The Art of Soul-Winning J.W. Mahood

  • The conversion of heat into mechanical motion, and of that motion back again into heat, may be familiarly illustrated in the case of a railway-train.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864 Various

  • What a mysterious awe, if the shriek of the railway-train, as it reaches the Warwick station, should ever so faintly invade their ears!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862 Various

  • Then you drive over to Suspension Bridge, and divide your misery between the chances of smashing down two hundred feet into the river below, and the chances of having the railway-train overhead smashing down onto you.

    Sketches New And Old Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 1922


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