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rail

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noun
  • a bar of wood or metal fixed horizontally for any of various purposes, as for a support, barrier, fence, or railing [Webster]
  • level or sloping bar or connected series of bars of wood or metal, eg forming part of a fence, the top of a banister, a protective barrier, etc [Barron]
verb
  • to utter bitter complaint or vehement denunciation (often fol. by at or against): to rail at fate [Webster]
  • to revile or scold in harsh, insolent, or abusive language [Taisha]
  • ~ at: find fault, utter reproaches [Nandigam]

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