who laid the rail
 adv. phr.— «They always had a celebration every year when I was a kid. And us kids looked forward to that. For we could shoot fire crackers till who laid the rail.» —in University of Illinois at Springfield Oral History Collection D618. Dinsmore, R.T. (Robert Truman) Interview and Memoir (Iowa) , 1979. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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