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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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Upon the top of the bank was a low brick wall, surmounted by an iron railing.
At this instant the colonel and Monsieur d'Albon could distinctly see her features; she, herself, perceiving the two friends, sprang to the iron railing with the lightness and rapidity of a deer.
There was the bust of Chalmers near the stair- railings, there was the clothes-brush in the accustomed place; and there, on the hat-stand, hung hats and coats that must surely be the same as he remembered.
Porthos ventured to put his head between the railings, to try if his glance could penetrate the gloom.
The platform, as well as the caves of the house, were surmounted by gaudily painted railings, and the genius of Hiram was exerted in the fabrication of divers urns and mouldings, that were scattered profusely around this part of their labors.
The choleric M'Dougal took the lead in these railings, being, as has been observed, a little puffed up with the idea of being Mr.
A big Hamburger was leaving Pont Levis and her crew, unshipping the platform railings, began to sing "Elsinore"--the oldest of our chanteys.
Then, when she came out again, after he had parted with her in anger, he would watch out of the corner of his eyes for the least sign of encouragement to ap- proach the iron railings and resume his fatherly and patronising relations.
This man, however, was leaning against the railings which bordered our field and was looking earnestly up.
I walked across to the Savage Club, but instead of turning into it I leaned upon the railings of Adelphi Terrace and gazed thoughtfully for a long time at the brown, oily river.
On the other side of the lane ran the high gilt railings of a gloomy park.
At length there was a slight noise in the lane, and the old pony-chaise appeared indeed outside the railings.