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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)
1  The curtain hooks run along a slot in the curtain rail.
2  People who travel by rail still read an immense amount.
3  Environmentalists argue that more goods should be transported by rail.
4  It is better to fight for good than to rail at the ill.
5  It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
6  The rail strike is likely to cause considerable public inconvenience.
7  Most West European countries have embraced the concept of high-speed rail networks with enthusiasm.
8  He had a prophetic dream about a train crash the night before the rail disaster.
9  She gripped the hand rail in the lift.
10  Belgium was the first European country to possess a fully-fledged rail network.
11  Less than half the rail network was operable.
12  The new rail services will form a network connecting the capital and major cities.
13  It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul.
14  Huge sections of the rail network are out of action.
15  The rail pass will pay for itself after only about two trips.