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Synonyms for rails

a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

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Presently he came down again; and then it appeared that he had remembered a coat of mine which I had thrown over a rail to dry after having been wetted in a shower which had passed over the ship in the afternoon.
Thorndike was still smiling when young Andrews leaned over the rail.
The Time Traveller put the lamp down on the bench, and ran his hand along the damaged rail.
At first it came dribbling in by rail in trucks, till the thaw set in; and then fast, in a multitude of barges, with a great rush of unbound waters.
With a final effort he threw himself further back upon the deck, at the same instant releasing his hold upon the rail to tear frantically with both hands at my fingers in an effort to drag them from his throat.
She suffered me to take her hand, however, and to lead her unresisting to the weather rail.
From Genoa the run to Leghorn will be made along the coast in one night, and time appropriated to this point in which to visit Florence, its palaces and galleries; Pisa, its cathedral and "Leaning Tower," and Lucca and its baths, and Roman amphitheater; Florence, the most remote, being distant by rail about sixty miles.
In a little while no one thought anything of crossing an abyss on a wire, and the mono- rail was superseding the tram-lines, railways: and indeed every form of track for mechanical locomotion.
But the face of the first man to cross the rail undeceived him with a shock that was not at all unpleasurable--it was the face of Astok, Prince of Dusar.
Oh, mother," said Peter to himself, "if you just knew who is sitting on the rail at the foot of the bed.
He sprang to the rail with more quickness than was to be expected of an awkward puppy of six months, and not the quick attempt of Van Horn to cheek him would have succeeded.
Michael, aware of the excitement overside but unable to see because of the rail, leaped on top of the cabin and at sight of the monster barked defiantly.
Four of the sailors, including Saxtorph, were scraping the poop rail.
At the other end was placed a small stand, with a low rail around the edge of it, for Billina and her chicks.
The boys came up on the promenade deck, clustering close to the rail and worshiping Miss Caruthers who had flung them such a wealth of backsheesh.