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railroad tracks

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railroad tracks

noun phrase

  1. An Army captain's two silver bars, the insignia of rank (WWII Army)
  2. Braces on teeth: a chubbette with ''railroad tracks'' across her teeth (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Then the command marched to the railroad tracks to await the cars.

  • Instead, Silvey beat a hasty retreat to the railroad tracks.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • You see, the table has been spread on the platform facing the railroad tracks.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • It came to the place where the railroad tracks run off into the blue sky.

    Rootabaga Stories Carl Sandburg
  • Out into the snowy night they went, and made their way to the railroad tracks.

    Jennie Gerhardt Theodore Dreiser

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