the roadbed and track of a railroad.
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How to use permanent way in a sentence
It’s clear that the pandemic has changed dining as we know it, sometimes in potentially permanent ways.Merriam-Webster nods to pandemic by adding ‘ghost kitchen’ and ‘curbside pickup’ | Emily Heil | October 27, 2021 | Washington Post
So to hopefully avoid creating new problems by saying this is the new permanent way we do things, we need to say, “Let’s try this and let’s see how this goes.”How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus) | Kurt Andersen | March 21, 2021 | Freakonomics
Stimulus works when it is novel and rare, not a permanent way of life.
There is a sharp curve in the permanent way outside the station, so that a train is on you all of a sudden.Uncanny Tales | Various
They did not expect to see such fine carriages, such handsome dining saloons, nor such permanent way and stations.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He patented, with these modifications of the permanent way, several of his improvements of the engine.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine | Robert H. Thurston
While paying this visit he said that he would like to show his regard for the great man in some permanent way.
He gently kicked a little pebble from the dingy gray-drab of the asphalt on to the permanent way.The History of Sir Richard Calmady | Lucas Malet
British Dictionary definitions for permanent way
mainly British the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc
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