Underground Railway


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Noun1.Underground Railway - secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil WarUnderground Railway - secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War
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This had given him a glimpse of a profitable future, in which his village would serve as the one depot on the underground railway between Berande and Malaita.
Afterwards he found that the vague feeling of alarm had spread to the clients of the underground railway, and that the Sunday excursionists began to return from all over the South-Western "lung"--Barnes, Wimbledon, Richmond Park, Kew, and so forth--at unnaturally early hours; but not a soul had anything more than vague hearsay to tell of.
They were all young and some of them seemed to make a protest by their hair and dress, and something somber and truculent in the expression of their faces, against the more normal type, who would have passed unnoticed in an omnibus or an underground railway.
There was the organization of the mouth-to-mouth propaganda; the organization, with all its ramifications, of our spy system; the establishment of our secret printing-presses; and the establishment of our underground railways, which meant the knitting together of all our myriads of places of refuge, and the formation of new refuges where links were missing in the chains we ran over all the land.
Contract awarded for 1) 5230n443-pvc insulated cable, pvc sheathed annealed, armoured, unscreened underground railway signalling cable copper conductor size 12 core x 1.
As the Kaohsiung Metropolitan Area Underground Railway Project nears nine years of construction, a project to incorporate green spaces above the railway has been announced.
The rollout of the country's first underground railway system moved a step closer after economic managers approved on Friday the increase in the cost of the Metro Manila Subway project.
Swiss authorities are planning to build an underground railway system to span the length of the industrialised area of Switzerland.
1904: The Metropolitan Underground railway in London went electric.
How many lines make up the London Underground Railway system?
The proposal is to build an underground railway station between the existing on Slivnitsa Blvd and Obelya.
Early abolitionist efforts, the dilemma faced by a young woman who must make some impossible choices that challenge her to examine her life and heart, and the impact of both slavery and the choices of whose who oppose it make for an unusual kind of Underground Railway story that is compelling and hard to put down.

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