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The percentage of people watching the world go by through the open door of a boxcar or riding a raft down the Mississippi is right down there with the percentage of elephants who find themselves in town being fitted for green suits.
The Pelicans showed in a 103-91 loss at Memphis on Wednesday night that their twin towers -- Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins -- can post boxcar numbers.
Six thousand years or more of human civilization have come to this: In the citadel’s central square is a tall metal pole with a Kurdish flag the size of a boxcar.
The centerpiece, both literally and emotionally, is railroad boxcar #113-0695-5, used by the Nazis to forcibly transport Jews and other prisoners.
An adventurous kid, Kelly hitchhiked across the U.S. as a teen and rode an empty boxcar back east before his 16th birthday, and then joined the Merchant Marine to see the world (his first ship delivered 10,000 tons of beer to Vietnam).
The whistle came first, a warning, followed by a distant roar, and then a bump, bump, bumping, as a hundred boxcars lurched past some distant crossing.
Looming over the boxcar, a two-story wall of historic photographs of people with a local connection to the Holocaust lends a chilling personal connection to the families and communities torn apart by hatred and violence.
Adjacent to the town was a gigantic rail yard where switch engines moved and assembled incoming boxcars into long trains, which would then be towed, to distant cities where their contents would be devoured for the war effort.
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First Known Use of boxcar
Examples of boxcar in a Sentence
a boxcar pile of paper
Origin and Etymology of boxcar
First Known Use: 1903See Words from the same year
Synonymsbig, biggish, large, bulky, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, husky, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous
Antonymsbantam, dinky, dwarf, dwarfish, little, puny, shrimpy, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize)
Related Wordsastronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, Bunyanesque, cavernous, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, gigantic, gross, hellacious, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, major, mammoth, massive, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, pharaonic, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, super, super-duper, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping; excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate; abundant, ample, appreciable, copious, plentiful; fat, thick; capacious, commodious, roomy, spacious
Near Antonymsdiminutive, half-pint, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, little-bitty, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), mini, miniature, minuscule, minute, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee; petite, slender, slight, slim, thin
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