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railroad flat

A narrow apartment whose rooms are in a straight line; one must pass through each room to get to the next one because there is no internal corridor. Only the front and rear rooms have windows; air shafts along one or both sides of the apartment provide ventilation and a little light in the interior rooms. Primarily constructed on the east coast of America in the 1880s; also called a dumbbell tenement.
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2 -- color in AV edition only) Trucks cross a temporary one-lane bridge being completed with three railroad flat cars.
Fires like the ones at Mokelumne Hill and Railroad Flat have for years reminded folks in nearby Arnold (population 12,000) that they might be next.
During his early years as a mechanic at Schmidt, Tom also made sure he was present when a load of full-sized Model 60 All-Crop Combines came in on railroad flat cars.
He detailed the drive to a holiday dinner at his aunt's house, a railroad flat on Hancock Street in Boston, with the family bundled into a black Ford convertible with a rumble seat.
Though they rarely meet, she gives him his assignments and, when he's not home, lovingly cleans up his spartan railroad flat.
A graduate of Yale College with a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, Hunter is the author and co-illustrator of Ranches, Rowhouses & Railroad Flats, a formal and historical study of American housing types published in 1999 by W.
Neighbors on "Polack Alley" huddled in dark railroad flats,
Mothers lean on the slate sills of our railroad flats and shout
She is also the author and co-illustrator of Ranches, Rowhouses & Railroad Flats, a formal and historical study of American housing types, published by WW Norton in 1999.