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Atlas Shrugged
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  • I’ll need a steel trestle to throw the track across that gorge and bring it here, but it’s not as hard as it looks-let me show you, have you got a piece of paper?
  • Plane crashes, oil tank explosions, blast-furnace break-outs, high-tension wire electrocutions, subway cave-ins and trestle collapses —they’ll see them all.
  • The steel beams and girders of the solid new trestle collapsed like a structure of matchsticks under the breath of a sigh.
  • I think, at a rough glance, that the costliest part of the job will be a couple of steel trestles-and there’s one spot where I might have to blast a tunnel, but it’s only for a hundred feet or less.
  • The science of sound has astonishing aspects, which laymen would scarcely suspect…… " Some fifty feet away from the farmhouse, Dr. Stadler saw a structure, obviously new and of no possible purpose whatever: it looked like a few spans of a steel trestle, rising into empty space, supporting nothing, leading nowhere.

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  • Mother was so nervous, she bathed— into the trestle table while curtsying.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • On the way back home, they were on board when the P & W had its famous crash, when the motorman was drunk and took the high trestle over the Schuylkill River at sixty miles an hour, and the whole kaboodle took a swan dive into the water.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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