rail at


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rail at someone (about something)

to complain loudly or violently to someone about something. Jane railed at the payroll clerk about not having received her check. I am not responsible for your problems. Don't rail at me!
See also: rail

rail at

v.
To criticize someone or something in harsh, bitter, or abusive language: The workers railed at the new contract that cut medical benefits.
See also: rail
References in classic literature ?
Oh, mother," said Peter to himself, "if you just knew who is sitting on the rail at the foot of the bed.
Sitting on the rail at the foot of the bed, he played a beautiful lullaby to his mother on his pipe.
I follow another, easier, and to my mind wiser course, and that is to rail at the frivolity of women, at their inconstancy, their double dealing, their broken promises, their unkept pledges, and in short the want of reflection they show in fixing their affections and inclinations.
He beats me and I rail at him: O worthy satisfaction!
CN is the only railroad connecting directly with BC Rail at