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1. A fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.
2. boxcars A throw of two dice that turns up six spots on each.
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Noun1.boxcars - (usually plural) an expression used when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
12, dozen, twelve, XII - the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
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There was said to be two thousand dollars a week hush money from the tubercular steers alone; and as much again from the hogs which had died of cholera on the trains, and which you might see any day being loaded into boxcars and hauled away to a place called Globe, in Indiana, where they made a fancy grade of lard.
The first African-Americans in Elgin were 110 Civil War refugees, known as "contrabands," who arrived in two boxcars in 1862.
Packed into boxcars in lots of seventy, several French and two American airmen managed to pry open the floor of a boxcar and escaped before the train left Paris.
Rental services of freight boxcars; Rental services of freight boxcars; Rental services of freight boxcars
The boxcars were falling apart due to age, and the engine was so old and slow that it allowed us to get some exercise by running alongside it as it went down the track.
churches like boxcars and crashes their services with signs condemning
They were forced into boxcars and sent back to communist hands.
When I meant trainloads, they were in coaches not boxcars like ours were treated.
The name is a humorous reference to the French railroad boxcars used to transport troops to the front; they were stenciled with the numbers 40/8, referring to the number of men or horses each car could hold.
Empty Boxcars pays tribute to the courage of those Bulgarians who stopped the deportations but it's NOT a eulogy to Bulgaria's role in the war.
It not only accommodates imported containers and trailer loads of freight, but handles up to 15 refrigerated boxcars per week.
Adshade was either trying to cross over or under one of the boxcars and was hit by the train, Sgt.