railroad tracks


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railroad tracks

1. slang Orthodontic braces used to correct the alignment of one's teeth. Ugh, I am going to be so ready to get these railroad tracks off my teeth! My jaw always aches for days whenever they tighten my railroad tracks.
2. slang Scarring caused by excessive intravenous drug use. Judging by the railroad tracks on his arm, I'd say our John Doe was an addict.
3. slang The bars of a military insignia worn by and indicating someone with the rank of Captain. Wear those railroad tracks with pride, Captain. You've earned them.
4. slang Lines of powdered narcotics, typically cocaine, prepared to be inhaled through the nose. When I saw them cutting up railroad tracks on the table, I knew it was time to leave the party.
See also: railroad, track

railroad tracks

1. n. dental braces. I can’t smile because of these railroad tracks.
2. n. rows of needle scars on the veins of the arms. Look at those railroad tracks on his arm. That means he shoots drugs.
See also: railroad, track
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His father's body, with gunshot wounds in the chest, was found along the railroad tracks before dawn Wednesday, Christian said.
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The wheels are situated on top of the railroad tracks so cyclists may control braking but not steering.
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Meanwhile, Norfolk Southern representative Susan Terpay, in a statement, clarified that the railroads were nowhere at fault, according to FOX8. "It's extremely important to remind motorists never to proceed through a railroad crossing when the lights are flashing. The lights signal that there is oncoming train traffic, and when there are two sets of railroad tracks, it's important to remember that a second train can be coming from either direction."
"Union Pacific's targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimize delays as trains travel through communities across Wyoming," said Donna Kush, Union Pacific vice president of public affairs, Northern Region.
We turned west off M-37 onto a road that led to a high wooden bridge over the railroad tracks. There, dad would park our automobile and we would wait.
Hundreds of climate activists marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels, while a smaller group continued to block railroad tracks leading to the facilities for a second day.
The noise is particularly bothersome at night to residents who live near railroad tracks.
RIYADH: The Saudi inventor who recently planted 3,400 trees in Khurais in the Eastern Province also aims to plant trees along the railroad tracks between Riyadh and Dammam to reduce ozone problems.
The 30,619-square-foot Railroad Pedestrian Underpass project consisted of 3 major sections: a North Plaza located on the existing core side of campus; a tunnel beneath Oakland Avenue and three active railroad tracks; and a South Plaza that opens to the Lee Street corridor.
We expect the World Bank to approve this project in Autumn, so that a completely new road from Rankovce to Kriva Palanka will be financed in the first phase, followed by reconstruction of the road from Kriva Palanka to the border with Bulgaria in the second phase, and intensification of the construction of the railroad tracks towards Bulgaria, Stavreski underlined
The whole neighborhood around this pair was also subject to an awkward placement of an important city resource for commerce and travel, railroad tracks.
The terminus would connect to the Housatonic Railroad tracks that run parallel to River Road.