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a path specially made for riding on horseback
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a narrow lane cut through a forest. Rides are made to designate the boundaries of compartments or to serve construction purposes (the laying of power lines and conduits). Rides divide a forest into economic units for exploitation, registration, economic planning and organization, control of forest fires, and transport of timber. A ride is usually 4–8 m wide. Rides established for fire-fighting purposes (sometimes called fire roads in the U. S.) may be as wide as 20 m.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

What does it mean when you dream about riding?

Riding in a dream—be it in a car, train, ship—may indicate that the dreamer is seeking a destination. Alternatively, it may reveal that the dreamer is in a relationship or other situation that he or she feels is going nowhere, and it may require that they “ride it out” for awhile.

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This play is adapted from Riding the Rails; Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression by Errol Lincoln Uys.
The main action of "The Battler" takes place not on the train but around a camp fire in a clearing where Nick meets the beat-up white prize-fighter, Ad Francis, and his black companion, Bugs, who presumably have also been riding the rails. Nick accepts an invitation to share their food, but when the punch-drunk Ad becomes violent, Bugs knocks him out with a blackjack and advises Nick to leave before his companion regains consciousness.
More than sixty years later, wife and husband documentary filmmakers Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys tracked down freight-hopping survivors for their movie, "Riding the Rails." The huge amount of primary source materials they gathered for that project led to this book.
soil today." From the days of blacks riding the rails looking for work during the Jim Crow era, to today's Latino migrant deaths in overheated semi-trailers and cargo train compartments, racism has a history.
Other titles the new series include Straphanging in the USA: Trolleys and Subways in American Life; Riding the Rails in the USA: Trains in American Life; and Driving around the USA: Automobiles in American Life.
Riding the rails with them is Kolya (Anatoly Goryachev), a shifty conductor with a smuggling racket on the side.
James Yarger says riding the rails is a big part of his business career and his personal life: He travels to Seattle from Eugene at least two times a month as part of his job as a restaurant equipment designer; and with a fiancee living in the same Washington city, one of them is riding the rails just about every weekend.
The trouble began when a white hobo, one of a group riding the rails, stepped on Patterson's hand.
And yes he HAD met Ted Kaczynski when they were both riding the rails, at a hobo camp outside Vegas, TWICE.
BEST VISITOR EXPERIENCE: Riding the rails. Four-hour excursions on the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad out of Benson offer an excellent overview of the river's human and natural history.
As a young man during the Depression, Faubus was a migrant worker, riding the rails to Michigan and Washington state to cut timber and pick apples.