Yellow rail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yellow rail (Zoöl) a small American rail (Porzana Noveboracensis) in which the lower parts are dull yellow, darkest on the breast. The back is streaked with brownish yellow and with black, and spotted with white. Called also yellow crake.
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Usage

In literature:

Every inch of the rail, the body, even the spokes, all were twined with yellow and green and white.
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The river, swollen and yellow with the Spring rains, swept upon its bosom fence rails, hen-coops, and other flotsam of a Spring flood.
"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" by Alice B. Emerson
A group of girls, chatting on the yellow railing of the steps, watched the approach of the apparition.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Then a flying figure appeared at the schooner's rail, and Little leaped over and into the yellow river with a yell.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
In the moment of ominous silence which followed, a yellow woman of sleek animal beauty leaned far over the gallery rail and laughed aloud.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Meanwhile, the subject of these remarks was lying wide awake upstairs in the bed with the yellow iron railing round it.
"Jimbo" by Algernon Blackwood
The drab and blue horror of the wall had become a clear primrose yellow with white enamelled picture-rails.
"A Pasteboard Crown" by Clara Morris
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In news:

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.
Find Virginia Rail, Sora , King Rail, Clapper Rail, Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
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