way station

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n way station a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
    • n way station a stopping place on a journey "there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Way station an intermediate station between principal stations on a line of travel, especially on a railroad.
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Usage

In literature:

He wanted to come with me to the station, but I said he'd only be in the way.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
We were well under way before half the lamentations had been entered in the station complaint book.
"Argentina From A British Point Of View" by Various
The overland expedition worked its way to the reindeer stations named, and succeeded in getting together about 450 deer.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
Part way up the narrow-gauge railroad from the coast is a station called Voi.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
There was a police-station immediately on our way.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
King-street and Queen-street, as well as Great Queen-street, have made way for New-street Station.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Drifted with snow as it was, and that snow crusted, the idea of coasting all the way to the railroad station did not seem so wild a thought.
"Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp" by Alice B. Emerson
Health is the big goal and these foods are the supply stations along the way.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
Accordingly, he knew the way from the station to Frank's home almost as well as the latter did himself.
"The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets" by Robert L. Drake
He hoped that Cyril would not get frightened on the way to the station and turn back.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
There were two ways from Kingscote to the station; one by the road, the other by a little-used footpath.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
Lord Newhaven had come to see him, the night he left Westhope, on his way to the station.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
What's the use of going miles out of your way, I say, out of the station to which it has pleased God to place us?
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The station door was but thirty feet away, but it took Exnicios nearly five minutes to fight his way through the mob to the door.
"Mob Rule in New Orleans" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Provisions were hard to obtain at the way stations.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
Is this the nearest way to the station?
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
Do you see the station boat lying a little way from the end of the pier?
"With the Harmony to Labrador" by Benjamin La Trobe
We were stationed on the outskirts of a splendid oak wood that looked like holding any mortal thing in the way of game.
"Sketches From My Life" by Hobart Pasha
The presence of a Confederate camp at that out-of-the-way station had not been.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Larry made his way to the nearest elevated station and rode in the direction of the Potter home.
"Larry Dexter's Great Search" by Howard R. Garis
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In poetry:

"The scourings of creation,
Of every sin and station,
The men who've known damnation,
Are picked to lead the way."
"Kelly Of The Legion" by Robert W Service
I'd take with me the distances -
The agony of separation,
To call to mind when we're apart
The way you kissed me at the station.
""If God in his almighty Power..."" by Konstantin Simonov
I stood on the bridge at midnight
At the railway station —way back,
And what should I see on the tram-lines
But a train on the railway track!
"The Scotch Express —From Ireland" by T W Connor
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily
"In Memory Of My Mother" by Patrick Kavanagh
An hour had brought us many a mile
And then, as closed the day,
The savage pointed with a smile,
To where my Station lay:
“There! give to me the knife,” said he,
“And let me go my way.”
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
We’ll ride and we’ll ride from the city afar,
To the plains where the cattle and sheep stations are;
Where stockmen ride hard, and the drover starts forth
On his long, lonely journey ’way up in the North.
"Over the Ranges and Into the West" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Masterpiece donation to benefit Way Station .
The Way Station is taking sign-ups for its Adopt-A-Family Christmas Giveaway.
Way Station taking sign-ups for Adopt-A-Family Christmas.
COLUMBIANA — The Way Station is taking sign-ups for its Adopt-A-Family Christmas Giveawa.
Thousands stranded at Sudan way station .
Way station on death's journey.
Masterpiece donation to benefit Way Station.
Way Station taking sign-ups for Adopt-A-Family Christmas.
OLD STATION, Calif. Highway 44 is now open to one-way traffic after a big rig overturned in Shasta County.
Photo by Mohammed A'AthbaThis week, we'll be talking with one of our courageous local youths stationed in harm's way in the Middle East.
Courtesy photoThis video footage shows a man, with long, blond hair robbing the Chevron station on Lincoln Way in Auburn last Jan 11, 2011.
For three hours earlier today, 150 customers at Express Mart gas station in Delhi were given $20 in free gas as a way to celebrate the community.
Plans are under way to construct a new fire station and fire department administration building in the city of Farmington.
You can even locate gas stations and restaurants along the way.
A new effort is getting under way to limit development near the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station.
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In science:

They are traversing across the ski-way from the main South Pole Station base 1 km away (behind the camera).
Astronomy in Antarctica
One way to make sure that wireless networks are efficient is to ensure that, whenever b ase stations are added, they are added to effectively increase the goodput of the network.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding
On the other hand, the two-way relaying cooperation in TREAN protocol involves three stations, and this relatively complicated configuration is more vulnerable to hidden node problem which may result in the failure of the transmission.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
This frame serves as an authorization for the two-way relay cooperation between station A and station C and at the same time blocks the transmissions of all other neighbors of station B .
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
If the CTS frame for two-way relay is received by station A and station C , they Two-way relay process would transmit their data packets to station B after a SIFS time period.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
For the sake of simplicity, we consider a symmetric setting where every station has equal opportunity to be requested to participate in the two-way relaying cooperation.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
In the multiple access phases of the two-way relay cooperation process, as shown in Figure 13, stations in the interference range of the relay node can sense at least one ongoing transmission and hence no hidden region exists.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
The station D outside the hidden regions defined previously may initiate a two-way relay cooperation via station E with station F which is in the interference region of station C .
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
As previous discussion, the transmission failure due to the hidden stations may happen at every stage of the two-way relay cooperation after successful RTS transmission.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
In this paper we consider a scenario beyond the usual two–way relaying: a four-way relaying, where each of the two Mobile Stations (MSs) has a two-way connection to the same Base Station (BS), while each connection is through a dedicated Relay Station (RS).
Transmission Schemes for Four-Way Relaying in Wireless Cellular Systems
Namely, this involves four-way relaying, in which two Mobile Stations (MSs) have each a two-way connection to the same Base Station (BS), while each of them uses a dedicated Relay Station (RS).
Transmission Schemes for Four-Way Relaying in Wireless Cellular Systems
We have described a new multi-way relay scenario of practical relevance in wireless cellular networks, termed four-way relaying, in which each of the two Mobile Stations (MSs) has a twoway connection to the same Base Station (BS), while each connection is through a dedicated Relay Station (RS).
Transmission Schemes for Four-Way Relaying in Wireless Cellular Systems
As another line of research would be to investigate how the Base Stations and the relays should be deployed, assuming that they can use the proposed four-way relaying method.
Transmission Schemes for Four-Way Relaying in Wireless Cellular Systems
In one experiment, for example, the relative phases of two hydrogen maser clocks at two stations of NASA ’s Deep Space Tracking Network were compared over five rotations of the Earth by propagating a light signal one-way along an ultrastable fiberoptic link connecting them (see Sec. 2.2.3).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
In this proceedings, a summary is presented of recent research investigating ways in which high-precision atomic clocks on the International Space Station could search for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry.
Space-Based Searches for Lorentz and CPT Violation
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