rail englannista suomeksi
raiteet, kisko, kiskot
The metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
A horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window.
(circa) Nick Carroll, ''surfline.com'' http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/10_21_rails.cfm:
- Rails alone can only ever have a marginal effect on a board's general turning ability.
A large line (gloss).
2013, (w), "Super 8":
- Do a couple rails and chase your own tail
To travel by railway.
(RQ:Kipling At the End of the Passag)
- Mottram of the Indian Survey had ridden thirty and railed one hundred miles from his lonely post in the desert (..)
To enclose with rails or a railing.
- It ought to be fenced in and railed.
To range in a line.
(RQ:Bacon Henry )
- They were brought to London all railed in ropes, like a team of horses in a cart.
1623, William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice" (First folio)
- Till thou canst raile the seale from off my bondThou but offend'st thy Lungs to speake so loud:Repaire thy wit good youth, or it will fallTo endlesse ruine. I stand heere for Law.
1882, Mark Twain, ''The Stolen White Elephant'', http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3181/3181-h/3181-h.htm
- Now that the detectives were in adversity, the newspapers turned upon them, and began to fling the most stinging sarcasms at them. This gave the minstrels an idea, and they dressed themselves as detectives and hunted the elephant on the stage in the most extravagant way. The caricaturists made pictures of detectives scanning the country with spy-glasses, while the elephant, at their backs, stole apples out of their pockets. And they made all sorts of ridiculous pictures of the detective badge—you have seen that badge printed in gold on the back of detective novels no doubt, it is a wide-staring eye, with the legend, “WE NEVER SLEEP.” When detectives called for a drink, the would-be facetious barkeeper resurrected an obsolete form of expression and said, “Will you have an eye-opener?” All the air was thick with sarcasms. But there was one man who moved calm, untouched, unaffected, through it all. It was that heart of oak, the chief inspector. His brave eye never drooped, his serene confidence never wavered. He always said: “Let them rail on; he laughs best who laughs last.”
1910, "Saki", H. H. Munro, ''The Bag'',https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1870/1870-h/1870-h.htmpage75
- The Major’s fury clothed and reclothed itself in words as frantically as a woman up in town for one day’s shopping tries on a succession of garments. He reviled and railed at fate and the general scheme of things, he pitied himself with a strong, deep pity too poignent for tears, he condemned every one with whom he had ever come in contact to endless and abnormal punishments.
1994, Nelson Mandela, ''Long Walk to Freedom'', Abacus 2010, p. 27:
- Chief Joyi railed against the white man, whom he believed had deliberately sundered the Xhosa tribe, dividing brother from brother.
(quote-journal)|location=London|date=4 June 2012|passage=The Queen may be celebrating her jubilee but the Queen's English Society, which has railed against the misuse and deterioration of the English language, is to fold.
Specifically, a woman's headscarf or neckerchief.
- his breste and his brayle was bloodé – and hit rayled all over the see.
1596, (w), ''(w)'', IV.2:
- So furiously each other did assayle, / As if their soules they would attonce haue rent / Out of their brests, that streames of bloud did rayle / Adowne, as if their springes of life were spent(nb..).
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