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Freight car   /freɪt kɑr/   Listen
Freight car

noun
1.
A railway car that carries freight.






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"Freight car" Quotes from Famous Books



... terrified lest the pursuers come any moment and burn their houses. The three Congregational ministers offered prayers, asked for help, and started out to raise money. When the night fell the slaves were rushed to the terminus of the railway and carried through to Chicago, being shipped in a freight car as sheep, to distinguish their woolly heads from the ...
— The Battle of Principles - A Study of the Heroism and Eloquence of the Anti-Slavery Conflict • Newell Dwight Hillis

... cowered down in the corner of his cage until he was put in a freight car to be sent to a place called Bridgeport, Connecticut, where some circus men keep their wild animals, to train them, and have them safe during the winter when it is too cold to give shows in ...
— Nero, the Circus Lion - His Many Adventures • Richard Barnum

... A freight car was pressed into service as a temporary medical quarter, when the fire wagons with the police and fire departments arrived on the scene. The live wires and burning debris made it impossible for the ambulances to get ...
— The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado • Logan Marshall

... not agree with everything they said, but he wished to tramp with them until something better offered. So he fell in with their humor, but made the mistake of cursing the trainmen's union. A brakeman had kicked him off a freight car just ...
— Jim Waring of Sonora-Town - Tang of Life • Knibbs, Henry Herbert

... later Jason led Pilgrim out of the freight car in which he had traveled from Washington to a railway station twenty-five miles from home. The river packets were not running and this was the nearest station to High Hill. It was noon and cold. Jason mounted and started south briskly and once ...
— Benefits Forgot - A Story of Lincoln and Mother Love • Honore Willsie



Words linked to "Freight car" :   car, gondola car, freight train, tank car, flat, flatbed, coal car, flatcar, boxcar, railway car, railroad car, gondola, railcar, cattle car, rattler, refrigerator car, tank



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