railroad tie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n railroad tie one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
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Usage

In literature:

One day we were tied up to a pile by the Central Railroad trestle.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
This trip was made at night, on foot, over newly laid railroad-ties, for a distance of seventeen miles.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Ralph ran behind a pile of railroad ties.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
This wood makes the most valuable railroad ties known.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
It belongs to the railroad that those ties belong to.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
I did this several times, slowly and impressively, till it made a good big spot on the railroad tie at my feet.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Richard wanted to meet his train, and Joseph left for a point down the Rhine in order to close a contract for railroad ties.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
The villain's machination, the lover tied to the railroad track, the train dashing to within two inches of its victim.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
Don Fernando had a contract for a large number of railroad-ties for Peru.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
From 1866 to 1869 inclusive I cut cord-wood and railroad ties which I hauled to Omaha for use in the building of the Union Pacific railroad.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
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In news:

An 11-screen Bow Tie Cinema complex will open next spring in what for many years had been a Price Chopper supermarket at Railroad Place and Church Street.
Creosote is used as a wood preservative, primarily to protect utility poles and railroad ties.
Creosote is used as a wood preservative, primarily to protect utility poles and railroad ties.
About two weeks ago I replied to HAWAII Magazine reader Veronica Craig's question about whether there was a walking trail up Koko Crater, marked by old railroad ties.
As the recession takes its toll, an increased rail safety threat is emerging – the theft of rail spikes and tie plates from active railroad lines.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/Loomis NewsThe crew working on replacing the old wooden railroad tie s with newly improved concrete ties, works with speed and precision with their 464 TRT909, Track Renewal Train.
Railroad tie repairs cause traffic snarl.
3 dogs tied to railroad track , two killed.
Police have asked neighbors in a rundown industrial area to watch for a man suspected of tying three dogs to railroad track s, where two were killed by a train and one survived by crouching off the rails.
North Hollywood ' rubbish fire' fueled by film props and railroad ties.
Firefighters early this morning put out a fire fueled by railroad ties, trash and some film-set props along a stretch of railroad tracks in North Hollywood.
In 1962's "The Willowdale Handcar," three pedestrians in winter coats rubberneck at a pair of feet tied to some railroad tracks.
The Railroad Cribbing Bucket for tractor-loader-backhoes is specifically designed for trenching and removing railroad ties.
Can we use railroad ties as the perimeter sides.
Railroad ties have no place in an organic garden—or any garden where kids play and edible crops are harvested.
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