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n.
A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See Illust. of Style.
n.
A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.
n.
The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
n.
The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
imp. & p. p.
of Rail
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Rail
v. t.
To inclose with rails or a railing.
v. t.
To range in a line.
v.
Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
v. i.
To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.
v. t.
To rail at.
v. t.
To move or influence by railing.
n.
One who rails; one who scoffs, insults, censures, or reproaches with opprobrious language.
a.
Expressing reproach; insulting.
n.
A barrier made of a rail or of rails.
n.
Rails in general; also, material for making rails.
adv.
With scoffing or insulting language.
n.
Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment.
n.
A banterer; a jester; a mocker.
n.
Alt. of Railway

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