Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1(bar)riel masculinebarra feminine
- A similar situation was narrowly avoided whilst recently affixing a curtain rail to the wall in the lounge.
- Next weekend if they have set well we'll hire a nailgun and attach the rails, build and hang the gates and staple the sheep netting.
- A rail on the ceiling went around the platform where a curtain could be pulled to hide the bed from view.
- You can attach the bottom rail to the post by either of the two outside illustrations.
- The Footlights costume ladies would welcome the loan of mobile clothes rails on which to hang the many costumes.
- I'm keen to try on a frock - there's a pretty little washerwoman's number hanging on a rail in the costume department I've already got my eye on.
- Within days we had a safety rail on the bathroom wall, another banister, raised lavatory seats and other helpful things.
- They then hang over the gallery rail and stare into the abyss.
- A pink hand towel hanging on a rail could be seen from the street.
- Zack stopped and thought, using the rail the on the wall for support.
- What really surprised us was the expense of the rails to hang the clothes on: they came to £350 just to rent!
- Among the new interior convenience features are roof-mounted rails to support storage bins and a DVD entertainment system.
- Crystal was at the side of the ship, hanging far over the rail and apparently singing to the fish still safe in the ocean.
- Swaying slightly, she clutched the stair rail for support and slowly made her way down, one step at a time.
- The other hand simply rested on the bridge rail, not supporting her as she didn't lean against it.
- The doctor pulled Peter's chart from where it was hanging over the bed rail, and studied it carefully.
- The stairs were steep and creaking and he held on to the rail bolted to the wall.
- She slowly nodded and took a step forward, holding onto the porch rail for support for she still felt quite weak.
- From it, two diagonally projecting arms at the front connect to side rails and support the rear of the engine.
- They stood on the beach and lined the south rail of the pier, holding binoculars and cameras, listening to radios, scanning the sky.
1.3(barrier)baranda femininebarandilla femininealtar rail — comulgatorio
2.1(for trains, trams)riel masculineraíl masculine Spainthe train came off the rails — el tren descarriló
- In recent years, most steel rails from abandoned lines have been sold to China, he said.
- He compelled some fettlers to remove rails from the rail track, because they were expecting a train with a number of police.
- At St. Croix, we leave the joint line for the rails of Canadian Pacific.
- There are lots of recycled materials, such as steel railroad rails and car windshields used in the mezzanine's balustrade.
- The ordeal began as the result of a tragic accident when a rail worker died after slipping and falling on to the live rail on the main line.
- Steels in the 0.40 to 0.60% C range are also used for rails, railway wheels and rail axles.
- The many-closed branch lines no longer have rails.
- Indian Railways have a substantial length of long and continuous welded rails.
- Iarnrod says the upgrading of the track to continuous welded rail will improve the reliability, speed and comfort on the route.
- Bromley said most derailments are caused by broken rails, overheated train axles or human error.
- We managed to find a track without electric rails and decided it would be safest to follow that one.
- An express train travelling from London to Leeds derailed after a rail broke on the East Coast Main Line track.
- A railway crash is a serious things and broken rails need to be fixed.
- The impact sheared one of the track rails in two.
- The company says it will take up to a week to clear the track and repair damaged rails.
- It should never be forgotten that a steel wheel on a steel rail has one-seventh of the friction of a rubber-tyred wheel on a bitumen surface.
- Electric trolleys, which received their power from an overhead wire and returned it through the rails, provided the system that finally made the horse obsolete.
- We strolled the railroad tracks together, laying pennies on the rails and waiting for the train to pass so we could use the flattened coins for guitar picks.
- With 31 trains to keep on the rails, fuelling is a major part of the servicing requirements of the depot.
- There were reports of trains unable to move, because the rails were greased for miles by the bodies of crushed locusts.
2.2(railroad)ferrocarril masculine(service/link) (before noun) ferroviario(service/link) (before noun) de ferrocarrilby rail — en / por ferrocarril
- rail accident — accidente ferroviario
- rail journey — viaje en tren
- rail strike — huelga de trenes / de ferroviarios
- rail traffic — tráfico ferroviario
- rail travel — los viajes en tren
- rail worker — ferroviario
- The floods of 1999 and 2000 wreaked havoc and seriously affected rail transport in this desperately poor country.
- Most ports are well linked to local and intercity rail transportation.
- The golden age of rail travel in the Southwest lives again at a dusty town in eastern Arizona.
- In addition, the two companies have reached an agreement on payment for cargo transportation by rail til 2003.
- They agreed to restrict rail traffic away from travel time for school age children.
- An efficient metro rail system will not only push the bulk of traffic underground, but also ensure that people use their vehicles sparingly.
- With the growth in rail travel and motor car ownership, there aren't as many people travelling by ferry anymore.
- They will also have access through all forms transport - rail or road or metro.
- Joan's father had worked on the railways, so they had enjoyed free rail travel.
- The station is one of the city's principal transport interchanges, with rail services, numerous bus routes and York's busiest taxi ranks.
- Due to the high price of fuel, rail traffic has been up over the past year.
- A further 79 per cent of survey respondents believe the government must sanction plans for a high speed metro rail link to the airport.
- There seems to be no end to the problems faced by the Bangalore metro rail project.
- These are men who travel the rails taking in all the sights and sounds the world has to offer.
- Short line rails are today being threatened due to the use of new, heavier 286,000 pound railcars that have become the industry standard.
- He and the receiver kept running along the dark expanse of the warehouse roof, making for the elevated tracks of the commuter rail.
- The roads and rails that connect southern Canada with the Northwest Territories sputter into the town and then die.
- For those of you who ride the rails, feel free to take notes.
- Travellers face disruption by road and rail this weekend as maintenance and upgrading take place.
- If you look at rail safety compared with road safety, it is much safer to travel on the rails.
- rail accident — accidente ferroviario
1(separate)cercarseparar con una vallaseparar con una cerca
1to rail against sthformal — clamar contra algoto rail at sb about sth — recriminar(le) algo a algn
- Had those railing against the charges staged a dignified and lawful protest, the likelihood is they would continue to enjoy the support of the general populace.
- He complained in Parliament that the MP had railed at him on the phone and had called him a ‘scoundrel’.
- I could get worked up about this, but I'm not so much railing against networks ignoring their civic duty as I am railing against human nature.
- Ironically, the point Williams was railing against was that all human behavior is selfishly motivated.
- The paper constantly railed against complacency and demanded firmer action against the old order.
- I challenge the members who rail against it to say that if their party were elected to Government, it would wipe out that fourth week of leave.
- In fact, I railed about this a few months ago in a post complaining that bloggers seemed all too thrilled to be a cog in the parties’ spin machines.
- Ivor can be caustic at times and rails at the dearth of good science in our schools.
- Pierce refuses to discuss their departure, but rails at the suggestion that the newly-recruited line-up are just there to make up the numbers.
- In the letter, Traficant rails against the U.S. Department of Justice, which put him in prison until 2009 after successfully convicting him on bribery and corruption charges.
- Some have described him as a maverick, a colourful figure who rails against the evil of over-centralised administration and unanswerable power.
- At one point, he rails against corporate values standing in the way of good journalism and says broadcasters should be more questioning of things.
- Ishihara rails against everything from the reduction of the time hard-pressed Japanese kids have to spend in school to the country's non-nuclear peace constitution.
- He rails against the ‘totally stupid’ tactics of the big airlines, whose response to the current crisis has been to cut staff and ground planes and to increase fares to cover higher costs, such as extra security.
- He rails against the bureaucratisation of livestock farming: lists, registers, rules and artificial standards, all of which waste time and money, and increase both human and animal suffering.
- If you look at his campaign finance reports, you'll see that he has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from the very companies that he rails against.
- That is why he rails against the corporate bosses who essentially rob the kitty for their own greed and vanity.
- This pragmatism continues to inform Republicanism today, giving it the debt-laden, welfarist character Sullivan rails against.
- He rails against the ‘dictatorship of relativism’.
- Now, having failed to master hip-hop, the musician rails against it.