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Dictionary of railway slang.

Harvey Sheppard

Dictionary of railway slang.

by Harvey Sheppard

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Published by H. Sheppard, Dillington House in Ilminster (Som.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Employees -- Language.,
  • English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE3727.R3 S5 1967
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2], 12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5641651M
    LC Control Number68072932

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