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short line

noun
1.
a bus or rail route covering only a limited distance.
Origin of short line
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • The position of the short-line railroad in our rail transport debacle is even worse than that of his bigger brothers.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • In truth the short-line railroad is sinking into a state of coma.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • One of the earliest forms of short-line instruments was called the dial-telegraph.

  • Furnivall prints this in long lines with internal rime, which of itself seems to form the short-line stanza from the long lines.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • Each appears to be naturally tributary to some one of the seaports by a dominant or short-line route.

  • The short-line distance between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers lies entirely within the state of Missouri.

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