People like to rail against bureaucracy, but they also expect Washington to help them out in a few fundamental ways.
Certainly, these costumes are easy to laugh at, but the time to rail against them has come and gone.
“The IRS should not treat 501(c)(4)s as the third rail,” he told The Daily Beast.
In any case, Burgess likes to rail against these pushy liberals and their tricky, communistic light bulbs.
But getting those goods off the boat and onto trucks and rail cars requires the approval of a bunch of different agencies.
Yet all I could do was to rail against the unfairness of the unwarranted punishment.
"Now start her, Mr. Mate," said he to Washburn, as he crawled over the rail to the deck.
He clung to the rail there and braced one naked foot against a stanchion.
All hands rushed to the rail to ascertain what the hunter had brought down.
Both passengers in the air-ship were now leaning over the rail of the suspended car.
"horizontal bar passing from one post or support to another," c.1300, from Old French reille "bolt, bar," from Vulgar Latin *regla, from Latin regula "straight stick," diminutive form related to regere "to straighten, guide" (see regal). Used figuratively for thinness from 1872. To be off the rails in a figurative sense is from 1848, an image from the railroads. In U.S. use, "A piece of timber, cleft, hewed, or sawed, inserted in upright posts for fencing" [Webster, 1830].
"small wading bird," mid-15c., from Old French raale (13c.), related to râler "to rattle," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative of its cry.
"complain," mid-15c., from Middle French railler "to tease or joke" (15c.), perhaps from Old Provençal ralhar "scoff, to chat, to joke," from Vulgar Latin *ragulare "to bray" (cf. Italian ragghiare "to bray"), from Late Latin ragere "to roar," probably of imitative origin. See rally (v.2). Related: Railed; railing.
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