He told himself that there were only too many reasons for believing that gantry was stating the simple fact.
"You hoped it was only a young woman's fad—which it probably is," gantry cut in.
If he isn't a wild-eyed fanatic, as gantry insists he is, he is deeper than the deep blue sea!
gantry seems to think that the railroads—or his railroad, at least—are persecuted.
None the less, he made a final effort to break down the conclusion that gantry was relentlessly thrusting upon him.
This time gantry's smile was a grin of complete intelligence.
gantry's eyes dropped to his plate, and his rejoinder was not wholly free from guile.
"You say it's enough for you; it won't be enough for Mr. McVickar," gantry interposed.
They arose in the long climb of the gantry elevator and split into two groups, for the two rockets, according to their GO numbers.
You were in it, and gantry was in it—and gantry's superiors and mine.
1570s, originally "four-footed stand for a barrel," probably from Old North French gantier (Old French chantier, 13c., "store-room, stock-room"), from Latin cantherius "rafter, frame," also "a gelding," from Greek kanthelios "pack ass," related to kanthelion "rafter," of unknown origin. The connecting notion in all this seems to be framework for carrying things. Meaning "frame for a crane, etc." is from 1810. Railway signal sense attested by 1889.