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accommodation train

Railroads Now Rare. a local train.
Origin of accommodation train
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were spoken by the conductor of the accommodation train sharply.

  • He had come in on an accommodation train, and was waiting for the midnight express.

    Asa Holmes Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The accommodation train from New York to Boston was late that day.

    Bessie's Fortune Mary J. Holmes
  • She knew that there was an accommodation train due soon after the express.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He landed in Jersey City in ample time to catch the accommodation train which stopped at all points north of its destination.

  • She was on an accommodation train, too, or perhaps it was before they had good railroad service.

  • A night ride in an accommodation train is not exciting, and Penningtons trip to Marston was monotonous enough.

  • After about three hours I change to an accommodation train that finally winds up at Atalissa somewhere around noon.

  • Says she must be loving someone all the time, even if she is considered in the light of an accommodation train.

  • My "arriving" was always in an accommodation train fifty minutes late.

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