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street railway

a company that operates streetcars or buses.
Origin of street railway
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Broadly speaking, street-railway bonds are not yet to be classed in the first rank of investment securities.

    How to Invest Money George Garr Henry
  • Most of all, the street-railway matter promised trouble from the threatened strike.

    The Barrier Allen French
  • Perhaps it was a street-railway strike, was my thought; or perhaps there had been an accident and the power was shut off.

  • Its street-railway system of nearly two hundred miles is one of the finest in America.

  • Bode was speculating in street-railway stocks to the extent of fifty thousand dollars.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • “Your wife is a beauty,” said the street-railway magnate, looking down the disorganized table toward her.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • Cowperwood ought to be punished, sold out, driven out of the street-railway business in which Owen was anxious to rise.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • They say a street-railway strike is coming surely, unless Mr. Ellis gives in.

    The Barrier Allen French
  • They want your street-railway holdings and mine, and they don't care whether you go to jail afterward or not.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • He had considerable money invested in Philadelphia street-railway stocks—perhaps as much as eight hundred thousand dollars.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser

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