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milk train

noun, Informal.
a local train running through the early hours of the morning.
Origin of milk train
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was very clear that no milk-train nor any other train would be on time the next morning.

  • "There's the morning milk-train, you know," suggested the doctor.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • At this moment the milk-train roared in and the teamsters began passing up their cans.

  • The milk-train was about an hour overdue, which would make it about due in the South.

    Quick Action Robert W. Chambers

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