How to use The rail in a sentence

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  • Pulling the rail back up, she stood beside the tent, helplessly watching Destiny cry until she coughed herself into another retching fit.

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  • In years long gone it was the rail bed for the line that ran to terminus in Ouray and now a favorite path for bikers.

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  • Alex was standing on the porch, leaning on the rail and nursing a cup of coffee.

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  • She shoved a camera at Dean, an expensive looking Nikon, freeing her other hand to more securely grasp the rail.

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  • Among the more curious forms of other land-birds may be especially mentioned the Megapodiidae, Lipoa and Talegallus, the rail Tribonyx and Pedionomus, which represents the otherwise palaeotropical Turnices in Australia.

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  • Subsequently, to increase the strength, a similar flange was added below the rail.

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  • At one end of each rail the flange spread out to form a foot which rested on a cross sleeper, being secured to the latter by a spike passing through a central hole, and above this foot the rail was so shaped as to form a socket into which was fitted the end of the next rail.

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  • The keys which hold the rail in the chairs are usually of oak and are placed outside the rails; the inside position has also been employed, but has the disadvantage of detracting from the elasticity of the road since the weight of a passing train presses the rails up against a rigid mass of metal instead of against a slightly yielding block of wood.

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  • Occasionally the joints thus formed are " supported " on a sleeper, as was the practice in the early days of railway construction, but they are generally " suspended " between two sleepers, which are set rather more closely together than at other points in the rail.

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  • Assuming the wheels to roll along the rail without slipping, this couple will be equivalent to the couple formed by the equal opposite and parallel forces, F 1 acting in the direction shown, from the axle-box on to the frame, and F 1 =µ0, acting along the rail.

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  • The difference between the horizontal distance and the distance measured along the rail is so small that it is negligible in all practical calculations.

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  • Sand, driven between the wheel and the rail by a steam jet, used just at starting, increases the adhesion beyond the normal value and enables a larger pressure to be exerted on the piston than would otherwise be possible.

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  • The gear operating the paper roll is driven from the axle of an inde pendent wheel which is let down into contact with the rail when required This wheel serves also to measure the distance travelled.

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  • Again, rapidly changing forces, due to the moving parts of the engine which are unbalanced vertically, act on the bridge; and, lastly, inequalities of level at the rail ends give rise to shocks.

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  • The loads at D', E, due to unit weight on the rail girder are (p-n)/p and n/p. The reaction at B' is {(p- n)xi+n(xi+p)}' /pi.

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  • Clearly, the distribution of the load by the rail girder considerably alters the distribution of shear due to a load in the bay in which the section considered lies.

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  • Although this method balances the pistons in the horizontal plane, and thus allows the pull of the engine on the train to be exerted without the variation due to the reciprocation of the pistons, yet the force balanced horizontally is introduced vertically and appears as a variation of pressure on the rail.

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  • At a cost of £ 22.50 single, the rail offering at £ 35 doesn't look bad.

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  • Glazed express lifts rise vertically at the northern end of the plaza to connect the rail services with the arrivals and departures concourses.

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  • The Railways Bill has exposed the government's complete disarray over the strategic direction of the rail industry.

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  • Note the wheel flange is on the outer face of the rail.

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  • You may either catch a connecting flight to Edinburgh or use the rail link.

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  • As far as That Man Again goes it was simply a draw race and he got the rail on a track that favors front-runners.

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  • He will face the full fury of the rail enthusiast lobby that will undoubtedly be backed by various newspapers.

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  • He clutched the rail tightly and felt rather giddy.

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  • Now squeeze the rail joiner to fit around the rail with flat nose pliers.

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  • What would the rail round the bench seat have been made of?

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  • The Government needs to enhance the rail network to enable the rapid movement of east west rail freight shipments.

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  • At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room.

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  • A view from the south west, showing the profile of the rail viaduct which matches almost exactly the original bridge.

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  • The torque corresponding to this couple is F 1 X z D = 2µWID, and hence follows the fundamental relation, 2T = 2F 1 D = 2µWID, or if W now represents the weight supported by the axle, F will be the tractive force exerted on the frame by the two axle-boxes to propel the vehicle, and the more convenient relation is established, T=2FD=2µWD (3) If T has a greater value than this relation justifies the wheels will slip. F is called the " tractive force " at the rail.

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  • The nurse with raised elbows was lifting the infant over the rail of his cot.

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  • There would be a shift from money being spent on road building to money being spent on the rail network.

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  • In a sense, we are negotiating with both the rail operator and the train operator, because NIR does both.

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  • Grab ahold of the rail so that you don't fall down the slippery ramp.

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  • Without the rail down, skiers can face the risk of falling out of the chair.

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  • This is all done by a chain loop inside the rail.

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  • This system uses a long screw that is inside the rail.

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  • The screw pushes the trolley as the rail guides it.

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  • Fixtures can be adjusted and changed out as needed, and often the rail itself can be bent by hand in different directions, such as curves or bends, so you can mount it on the wall, ceiling or both at the same time.

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  • Instead, two to three rails run horizontal to the deck attached to the rail posts at regular intervals.

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  • Snake the rail across your ceiling in wide arcs or subtle curves; the ultimate placement of the system is entirely up to you.

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  • Because the lights themselves hang from the rail rather than attach to the ceiling itself, you have more options available for the type of lights used.

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  • With its primary goal of developing a set of safety standards that keep the public at large safe, the group's first mission was to address the rail breaks in the then booming railroad industry.

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  • Jump on the rail and if you look real close there is a steel pipe that is next to the rail.

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  • If you can manage to get the ball to ride the rail all the way to the end, you'll hear a click, and then all the pins will explode in a shockwave, effectively giving you a 91 pin strike (worth 182 points).

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  • In some cases, like the Rail Fence pattern, the strips are all the same length.

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  • Mine Shaft is a variation on the Rail Fence quilt block.

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