King rail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • King rail (Zoöl) a small American rail (Rallus elegans), living in fresh-water marshes. The upper parts are fulvous brown, striped with black; the breast is deep cinnamon color.
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Usage

In literature:

The hunter, golden bearded like a sea-king, came over the rail and dropped on deck.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
The king drew near to the iron railing, and greeted his subjects with a cordial smile.
"Frederick the Great and His Court" by L. Mühlbach
Redworth was rising to be a Railway King of a period soon to glitter with rails, iron in the concrete, golden in the visionary.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
So he did; and to his high surprise the King reasoned instead of railing.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
We also provided a rustic railing for the bridge of light poles nailed to the king posts and the diagonal spars.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
He has railed against the church, which is a fouler crime than the murder of a thousand kings.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
A grayish colored Rail, about the size of, and with the markings similar to those of the King Rail.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
She had heard the King rail to his barons upon the impudence of London.
"In the Days of the Guild" by Louise Lamprey
Resembling a King Rail in color, but much smaller.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
He rails upon the King and his brood most lustily; but all the while he is on the watch to serve us.
"True Stories of Girl Heroines" by Evelyn Everett-Green
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In poetry:

And King Olaf heard the cry,
Saw the red light in the sky,
Laid his hand upon his sword,
As he leaned upon the railing,
And his ships went sailing, sailing
Northward into Drontheim fiord.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf II. -- The King's Return" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Of priest, and warrior, and conquering king,
Of Knights of the Holy Grail,
Of wonders of winter, and glories of spring,
Always and ever the poets sing;
But the great God-Force, in a lowly thing,
I sing, in my song of the rail.
"Song Of The Rail" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

King Salim Khalfani has railed against social injustice for more than 25 years.
On the steps of City Hall July 25, King Salim Khalfani rails against the selection of Tompkins/Ballard to build a new city jail.
Find Virginia Rail, Sora, King Rail, Clapper Rail, Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
Find Virginia Rail, Sora, King Rail, Clapper Rail , Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
Find Virginia Rail, Sora, King Rail , Clapper Rail, Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
King & Wood Mallesons on Australian Rail Freight Carrier's $1 Billion Stock Buyback.
King & Wood Mallesons is advising Australian rail freight carrier QR National Ltd on its $1 billion share buyback.
Even as the state Senate voted last week to approve California's $68 billion high-speed rail plan, opponents pressed forward on a Kings County lawsuit to stop the controversial construction project.
Find Virginia Rail, Sora , King Rail, Clapper Rail, Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
King & Wood Mallesons on Australian Rail Freight Carrier's $1 Billion Stock Buyback .
Longshot Havelock Rides Rail in Play the King.
Havelock, shipping in from Kentucky for trainer Darrin Miller, closed with a rush along the rail to register an 18-1 upset by a head in the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf Aug 28.
Stewart & Stevenson Rail King.
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