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railing

[′rāl·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
A barrier consisting of a rail and supports.
(electronics)
Radar pulse jamming at high recurrence rates (50 to 150 kilohertz); it results in an image on a radar indicator resembling fence railing.

Railing

Any open construction or rail used as a barrier, composed of one or a series of horizontal rails supported by spaced upright balusters.

railing

1. Rails, collectively, or a combination of rails.
2. Any openwork construction or rail used as a barrier or the like.
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The extensive building is separated from the street by a pretty high railing, the thick iron bars of which are so far apart, that in all seriousness, it is said, some very thin fellow had of a night occasionally squeezed himself through to go and pay his little visits in the town.
Your own brother-in-law;' introducing a sarcophagus within the railing, white and cold in the moonlight.
It was the pretty arm of Gisquette la Gencienne, which, passed through the railing, was soliciting his attention in this manner.
But the son of Peleus again began railing at the son of Atreus, for he was still in a rage.
At this Jove was much troubled and answered, "I shall have trouble if you set me quarrelling with Juno, for she will provoke me with her taunting speeches; even now she is always railing at me before the other gods and accusing me of giving aid to the Trojans.
The plan which had now occurred to me was to get out at my sitting-room window on to this roof, to creep along noiselessly till I reached that part of it which was immediately over the library window, and to crouch down between the flower-pots, with my ear against the outer railing.
I placed myself sideways against the railing of the verandah-- first ascertaining, by touching them, the position of the flower- pots on either side of me.
On hearing that I had been once more discovered I started so that the railing against which I leaned cracked again.
I'll come down there and bang 'm head b'long you," Sheldon replied, leaning toward the railing as if about to leap over.
Contract notice: b 266 bypass bad neuenahr, coating railings and noise barriers
It's easy to assume your railings are in good shape until proven wrong, but just like any building material, they can fail--and if someone gets hurt as a result, your organization will be held responsible.
A TEENAGER had to be cut free by specialist teams after his arm became impaled on steel railings.