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synonyms for third rail

  • live rail
  • overhead wires
  • pantograph
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How to use third rail in a sentence

But the Mexican caballeros had no notion of coming up to the scratch a third time.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
A gentleman got out of a carriage before it stopped, and fell between the rail and the platform.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The first rail road opened in Brazil, the emperor and empress being present at the inauguration.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
This was somewhat tiresome; and, after a rather feeble attempt at a third laugh, Davy said, "I don't feel like it any more."
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
It occurred to him then, for the first time, that a third resource was open—he might cut the rope, and let the kite go free!
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
On the third day after the declaration of his recall, Ripperda took his official leave, and presented his son in his new office.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The third boat and kite had been damaged beyond repair, but the two left were sufficient.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Third: The mind acts on the perceived relations and finds relations among them.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
He was to pay one third of the amount before the book went to press, the balance he was to pay within a reasonable time.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Altogether, it seems that not more than one-third of our fast diminishing total are available for actual fighting purposes.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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