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But Josiah's train of thought had evidently been derailed by the interruption.

The wheels hit ice, and it's either back out or get derailed.

It had been derailed to make way for the up passenger train.

Patience of the kind the good God has with us all, is due His derailed children.

There must have been a broken brake, for he derailed the car not half a mile ahead of us.

Then they listened, hoping to hear the crash of a derailed engine.

That is, the engine had struck a glancing blow, and had been derailed.

Trains were derailed and looted, usually with sharp fighting.

A broken flange had derailed three cars of the freight, and the block was impassable.

It did not seem safe to push very hard, lest the engine should itself be derailed.

WORD ORIGIN

1850, in both transitive and intransitive senses, from French dérailler "to go off the rails," from de- (see de-) + railler (see rail (n.1)). In general use first in U.S. Related: Derailed; derailing.

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