Atmospheric railway, Elevated railway, etc. See under Atmospheric, Elevated, etc.Cable railway. See Cable road, under Cable.Ferry railway, a submerged track on which an elevated platform runs, for carrying a train of cars across a water course.Gravity railway, a railway, in a hilly country, on which the cars run by gravity down gentle slopes for long distances after having been hauled up steep inclines to an elevated point by stationary engines.Railway brake, a brake used in stopping railway cars or locomotives.Railway car, a large, heavy vehicle with flanged wheels fitted for running

utter reproaches; to scoff; — followed by at or against, formerly by on. Shak.

And rail at arts he did not understand.

Lesbia forever on me rails.

(Rail) v. t.

1. To rail at. [Obs.] Feltham.

2. To move or influence by railing. [R.]

Rail the seal from off my bond.

(Rail"er) n. One who rails; one who scoffs, insults, censures, or reproaches with opprobrious language.

(Rail"ing), a. Expressing reproach; insulting.

Angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them.
2 Pet. ii. 11.

(Rail"ing), n.

1. A barrier made of a rail or of rails.

2. Rails in general; also, material for making rails.

(Rail"ing*ly), adv. With scoffing or insulting language.

(Rail"ler*y) (ral"ler*y or ral"-; 277), n. [F. raillerie, fr. railler. See Rail to scoff.] Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment.

Let raillery be without malice or heat.
B. Jonson.

Studies employed on low objects; the very naming of them is sufficient to turn them into raillery.

(||Rail`leur") (ra`lyer" or ra`yer"), n. [F.] A banterer; a jester; a mocker. [R.] Wycherley.

(Rail"road` Rail"way`) (- wa`), n.

1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure.

The modern railroad is a development and adaptation of the older tramway.

2. The road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver.

Railway is the commoner word in England; railroad the commoner word in the United States.

In the following and similar phrases railroad and railway are used interchangeably: —

  By PanEris using Melati.

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