land rail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n land rail common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Land rail (Zoöl) the corncrake.
    • Land rail (Zoöl) The crake or corncrake of Europe.
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Usage

In literature:

Willie slid down the railing and landed in the hall with a loud whoop of glee.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
He leaped lightly upon the railing, poised a moment and, with a mighty spring, landed upon the bridge.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
One of the weapons landed on Ralph's hand grasping the iron railing, and quite numbed and almost crippled it.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
Snipes and land rails are dressed exactly in the same manner as woodcocks, but only require a shorter time in roasting.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
There are no true land-birds, but there are snipes and rails, both apparently common Malayan species.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
A quick, firm tread sounded upon the deck; then, with a light bound, a powerfully-built young man landed upon the high rail of the vessel.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Our destination is believed to be Rosecrans's Army, take the rail to Corinth and thence by land.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Baum went out to the landing, and stood by the stair-rail.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
After another short trip by rail and ferry, the men were landed at the Cunard line dock, No.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
The two officers leaned forward over the rail staring ahead towards the unseen land.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
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In poetry:

It's true he traveled everywhere,
Afar and near, by land and sea,
Yet he would never go by air
And chance an evil destiny.
Always by ship or rail he went -
For him no sky-plane accident.
"Tea On The Lawn" by Robert W Service
Slipping by! Slipping by!
O'er waves that duplicate the sky
I watch you daily come and go,
But rarely is there one I know
Of all who at your railings stand,
To view with joy this storied land.
"Evanescence" by John Lawson Stoddard
Where furrows looked lighter I drew the rein tighter —
Her dark chest all dappled with flakes of white foam,
Her flanks mud-bespattered, a weak rail she shattered —
We landed on turf with our heads turn'd for home.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Do they say, "Be content with the land of the Innis Fail,
O and O! there is friendship here, there is song."
But they smile to your face, when you turn they stammer and rail
And the song of the singer has tears and is over long!
"Tir Nan Og" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

Members of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy are looking for cooperation from Albany County Executive Dan McCoy on opening additional sections of the Rail Trail near Voorheesville and New Scotland.
Accident causes vehicle to drive off Hwy 101 railing, lands on Vermont Street.
He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even took up arms against the federal government.
The Millbrae BART station and land around it would become more valuable when high-speed rail goes in.
Akins swerved to miss a deer, missed the guard rail, and landed in the creek.
The state Public Works Board agreed Tuesday to a streamlined process for acquiring land for high-speed rail in the San Joaquin Valley, easing the way for negotiations to begin with propoerty owners.
As the fate of the land that was once the Rockaway Beach rail line remains uncertain, residents of the area are divided between a nature walkway and revival of the LIRR.
A carpenter will charge $275 to remove a metal railing and replace it with a 5-foot-long, 32-inch-high prefinished oak railing and balusters on the second-floor landing of a house.
Amy Sara Clark / The Jersey Journal Gerhard Hofer poses at the Hoboken light rail station with the ticket for a skipped light rail fare that landed him in jail.
CSX ends agreement to buy land in Elkridge for rail facility.
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