RAIL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RAIL
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rail
 v.  scold; express objections or criticisms in bitter, harsh, or abusive language
Classic Sentence: (123 in 9 pages)
1  He backed his big red horse and then, putting spurs to his side, lifted him easily over the split rail fence into the soft field of Gerald O'Hara's plantation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Thin as a rail and delicate enough for the wind to blow away and no spirit at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  They leaned over the fence rail to shake hands with Scarlett when she called and they laughed at her rickety wagon, their black eyes bitter, for they were laughing at themselves as well as her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  He returned Scarlett's stare coldly and spat across the rail of the banister before he spoke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  Like a very small, very lonely girl she trudged up-stairs, slow step by step, her feet dragging, her hand on the rail.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
6  There was talk of arresting him, of riding him on a rail.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  She found him in the shadow of the grain-elevator, sulkily kicking at a rail of the side-track.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  Outside of the bulwarks their eager crews with one hand clung to the rail, while one foot was expectantly poised on the gunwale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
9  Fedallah was motionlessly leaning over the same rail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 132. The Symphony.
10  "Against the wind he now steers for the open jaw," murmured Starbuck to himself, as he coiled the new-hauled main-brace upon the rail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
11  He drew up the rocker, hoisted his slippered feet on the rail, and proceeded to smoke a cigar.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XI
12  In front, upon a raised platform behind a rail, sat a stout, florid-faced personage, with a nose broken out in purple blotches.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
13  It was at the end of this rail's progress that Jurgis got his chance.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
14  In a week Jurgis got over his sense of helplessness and bewilderment in the rail mill.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
15  He saw a man climb to the top of the fence, straddle the rail, and fire a parting shot.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  It would be better to transport the goods by rail rather than by road.
17  The bridge has a dual role, carrying both road and rail.
18  Passengers want a better rail service.
19  Raw materials and labour come by ship, rail or road.
20  The rail strike is a bloody nuisance.
21  The deal pre-empted a strike by rail workers.
22  The rail strike is a problem for all commuters.
23  You may rail at him all you want; you will never change him.
24  One of the major aims of the air force was the complete demolition of all means of transportation by bombing of rail lines and terminals.
25  But a day after Spain suffered its deadliest rail disaster in decades — which killed 80 people and maimed scores of others — one question surpassed all others: Why was the train moving so fast?
26  The streetcar was derailed by a stone lying across the rails of a track.
27  The coach was credited with putting the team back on the rails.
28  Our schedule went completely off the rails during the strike.
29  They are keen to get the negotiating process back on the rails.
30  The anti-nuclear campaigners used concrete blocks and chains to attach themselves to the rails.