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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.

2. (v. i.) To flow forth; to roll out; to course.

3. (n.) A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.

4. (n.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling.

5. (n.) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.

6. (n.) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.

7. (n.) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.

8. (v. t.) To enclose with rails or a railing.

9. (v. t.) To range in a line.

10. (n.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.

11. (v. i.) To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.

12. (v. t.) To rail at.

13. (v. t.) To move or influence by railing.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ral, ral'-ing, ral'-er: To "rail" on (in modern usage "against") anyone is to use insolent or reproachful language toward one. It occurs in the Old Testament as the translation of charaph (2 Chronicles 32:17, "letters to rail on Yahweh"), and of `it (1 Samuel 25:14, of Nabal, "he railed at them," the English Revised Version "flew upon them," margin "railed on"). In the New Testament "to rail" is the translation of blasphemeo (Mark 15:29 Luke 23:39; "railing," 1 Timothy 6:4 2 Peter 2:11 Jude 1:9). The word loidoria, rendered railing" in 1 Peter 3:9 the King James Version, is in the Revised Version (British and American) "reviling," and loidoros, "railor," in 1 Corinthians 5:11 is in the Revised Version (British and American) "reviler."

See also RACA.

W. L. Walker

873. aphorizo -- to mark off by boundaries from, ie set apart
... off by boundaries from, ie set apart. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aphorizo
Phonetic Spelling: (af-or-id'-zo) Short Definition: I rail off, separate ...
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987. blasphemeo -- to slander, hence to speak lightly or profanely ...
... From blasphemos; to vilify; specially, to speak impiously -- (speak) blaspheme(-
er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil. see GREEK blasphemos. ...
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486. antiloidoreo -- to revile in turn
... revile in return. From anti and loidoreo; to rail in reply -- revile again. see
GREEK anti. see GREEK loidoreo. (anteloidorei) -- 1 Occurrence. 485, 486. ...
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2635. katalaleo -- to speak evil of
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katalaleo Phonetic Spelling: (kat-al-al-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I speak evil of Definition: I speak evil of, rail at, slander ...
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3679. oneidizo -- to reproach
... defame, reproach, revile. From oneidos; to defame, ie Rail at, chide, taunt -- cast
in teeth, (suffer) reproach, revile, upbraid. see GREEK oneidos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5860. iyt -- to scream, shriek
... fly, rail A primitive root; to swoop down upon (literally or figuratively) --
fly, rail. 5859, 5860. iyt. 5860a . Strong's Numbers.
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2778. charaph. -- to reproach
... 2778a . to reproach. Transliteration: charaph. Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-raf')
Short Definition: betroth. betroth, blaspheme, defy, rail, reproach, upbraid ...
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2838. chashuq -- a fillet or ring
... fillet. Or chashuwq {khaw-shook'}; past participle of chashaq; attached, ie A
fence-rail or rod connecting the posts or pillars -- fillet. see HEBREW chashaq. ...
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He Then Goes on to Rail against us after the Manner of Old Wives. ...
... Chapter XLI. He then goes on to rail against us after the manner of old wives.�
He then goes on to rail against us after the manner of old wives. ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xli he then goes.htm

One Antidote for Many Ills
... What! do they rail against our ministry? If more souls are saved, can they rail
against that? Ay, let them if they will. Do they speak against the doctrines? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/one antidote for many ills.htm

A Secret Life of Prayer.
... We do not run on the storage battery plan, but on the trolley plan, or the third
rail. There must be constant full touch with the feed wire or rail. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on service/a secret life of prayer.htm

"What Mean These Stones?" Josh. Iv. 21
... ORDINANCES ARE SIGNS AS WELL AS REMEMBRANCERS. What do you call that piece of wood
there? Why, the communion rail, to be sure. Communion? what does that mean? ...
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"This Thing is from Me"
... Others hold predestination, and straightway they begin to rail at all
who believe in the responsibility and free agency of men. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/this thing is from me.htm

Thanksgiving Versus Complaining
... Good common sense tells us that it would be folly to rail against the bottles in
which the medicines, prescribed by our earthy physicians, come to us; and it ...
/.../smith/the god of all comfort/chapter 15 thanksgiving versus complaining.htm

The Sinner's Natural Power and Moral Weakness.
... The correct taste of community demands that by conventional laws he be excluded
from parlors, steamboat-cabins, first-class rail-cars, churches, and indeed all ...
/.../finney/sermons on gospel themes/xi the sinners natural power.htm

1879-1880. Experiences among Indians --Picnic in the Bush ...
... an indescribable scene. Chief John was first introduced to us, as we stood
on a raised platform with a rail in front. The dear old ...
/.../lowe/gods answers/chapter viii 1879-1880 experiences among.htm

Answer to Objections: He who Prays Prays not Alone
... with voice and soul but desiring as it were to escape the observation even of the
Lord of All in their discontent, are like bad domestics who rail, but not ...
/.../origen/origen on prayer/chapter vi answer to objections .htm

Voyage to India.
... Those who travel with the Indian mails across the Continent of Europe can reach
their port in less than three weeks, and distant parts of India by rail in four ...
/.../life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/chapter i voyage to india.htm

Rail (8 Occurrences)
... on. 12. (vt) To rail at. 13. (vt) To move or influence by railing. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. RAIL; RAILING; RAILER,. ral ...
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Railing (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rail. 2. (a.) Expressing reproach;
insulting. 3. (n.) A barrier made of a rail or of rails. ...
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Railer (1 Occurrence)
...RAIL; RAILING; RAILER,. ral, ral'-ing, ral'-er: To "rail" on (in modern usage "against")
anyone is to use insolent or reproachful language toward one. ...
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Tread (60 Occurrences)
... parapet. 15. (n.) The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail. 16.
(n.) The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear. 17. (n ...
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Jude (4 Occurrences)
... 3. Censorious and Arrogant Detractors. "In their dreamings defile the flesh, and
set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities" (Jude 1:8). Destitute of true ...
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Lee (3 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the
wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel. ...
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Guard (185 Occurrences)
... 12. (n.) A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress. 13. (n.)
A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel. 14. ...
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Web (5 Occurrences)
... 13. (n.) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the upper and lower flanges
of an lower flanges of an iron girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail. 14. ...
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Wedge (3 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the
snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place. 11. ...
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Bible Concordance
Rail (8 Occurrences)

Acts 23:4 "Do you rail at God's High Priest?" cried the men who stood by him.

2 Peter 2:10 but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise dominion. Daring, self-willed, they tremble not to rail at dignities:

Jude 1:8 Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities.

Jude 1:10 But these rail at whatsoever things they know not: and what they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed.

2 Chronicles 32:17 He wrote also letters, to rail on Yahweh, the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands, which have not delivered their people out of my hand, so shall the God of Hezekiah not deliver his people out of my hand.

Psalms 102:8 My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.
(See NIV)

Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth wide against you; They hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.
(See RSV)

Lamentations 3:46 All our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us.
(See RSV)



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