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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.
'Durdles was making his reflections here when you come up, sir, surrounded by his works, like a poplar Author.--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.
Granted that the gods have made him a great warrior, have they also given him the right to speak with railing?"
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. If Sir Percival and the Count sat and smoked to-night, as I had seen them sitting and smoking many nights before, with their chairs close at the open window, and their feet stretched on the zinc garden seats which were placed under the verandah, every word they said to each other above a whisper (and no long conversation, as we all know by experience, can be carried on IN a whisper) must inevitably reach my ears.
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.
Though I hid myself from you, my landlady was forever shouting and railing at me.
LAHORE: There are many carved wooden grave railings in Tangir and Darel in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.