# rail at

## rail at (one)

To criticize, upbraid, or berate one severely and bitterly, especially at length. Humiliated by his lowly position and poor treatment at work, Tom began railing at his family every evening when he got home. The boss started railing on Thomas in front of the whole office for messing up the Roberston accounts.

## 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!

## 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.
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As depicted in Figure 9(a), the maximum vertical wheel-track receptance difference at different positions along the rail at the pinned-pinned frequency of 1020 Hz is 2.65 x [10.sup.-9] m/N at midspan, and the minimum value is 1.39 x [10.sup.-9] m/N on support; the difference between them is 1.26 x [10.sup.-9] m/N.
The increase of the rail mass attenuated the vibration level of the rail at low frequency.
Hippie jump the five-stair rail at Trinity Church at Copley Square
--I skated a BMX track and hucked my barefooted carcass onto the 12-stair rail at San Diego City College.
high marks on the tape (see inset photo), and mark along the underside of the rail at each stud location.
Figures 9(a) and 9(b) show the vertical and lateral dynamic flexibility characteristic on different positions on the rail at different frequencies, respectively.
The curve of vertical and lateral wheel-rail dynamic flexibility difference with half of fastener spacing on different positions along the rail at pinned-pinned frequency is shown in Figure 13.
As shown in Figure 13(a), the maximum vertical wheel-rail dynamic flexibility difference on different positions along the rail at the pinned-pinned frequency of 1,020 Hz is 2.65 x [10.sup.-9] (m/N) appearing in mid-span; and the minimum value is 1.39 x [10.sup.-9] (m/N) appearing above the fastener; the difference between them is 1.26 x [10.sup.-9] (m/N).
As shown in Figure 13(b), the maximum lateral wheel-rail dynamic flexibility difference on different positions along the rail at the pinned-pinned frequency of 440 Hz is 1.29 x [10.sup.-8] (m/N) appearing in mid-span; the minimum value is 9.74 x [10.sup.-10] (m/N) appearing above the fastener; the difference between them is 1.1926 x [10.sup.-8] (m/N).
Based on the "wheel-rail dynamic flexibility difference" mechanism, through the research on the vertical and lateral dynamic flexibility characteristics within the range of 0~1200 Hz along the longitudinal beam of the rail on different positions, this paper analyses the impact of vertical stiffness and lateral stiffness of different fasteners within half of fastener spacing on different positions along the rail at the pinned-pinned frequency on the wheel-rail dynamic flexibility difference.
Caption: Figure 8: Dynamic flexibility of different positions on the longitudinal beam of rail at pinned-pinned frequency.
Caption: Figure 12: Dynamic flexibility of wheel and track on different positions along the rail at the pinned-pinned frequency.
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