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Glossary

block
A group or tranche of shares, sold simultaneously.
city
One of the blob-shaped, or multiple-blob-shaped, places on the map, where station-markers can be. Cf. 'village'.
clarification
Statement contradicting or obfuscating an earlier statement.
crow without a passport
moves as a crow flies, i.e. as straight as possible without regard to existing track, mountains, etc.; but not leaving the country, i.e. the set of hexes potentially available for track-laying.
destinate
To achieve one's destiny. See next.
destiny
An incentive assigned to a company, to encourage it to build in a specific direction, as in 1853, 1856, 1870 and 18AL.
double-heading
Operating a pair of trains of the same size as if they were a single longer train.
ledge
A feature of the stock market in 1870.
left
References to the 'next player to the left' assume that the game is being played clockwise.
NA
Abbreviation for 'Not Applicable'.
OBH
Abbreviation for 'Off-Board Hex'. These are areas near the edge of the board, usually red and rarely hexagonal, at which routes may start or finish.
OR
Abbreviation for 'Operating Round'.
rust
The process which causes small trains to disappear when certain larger ones are bought.
SR
Abbreviation for 'Share-dealing Round' or 'Stock Round'.
village
One of the blip-shaped places on the map, with no room for a station-marker. Cf. 'city'.
wounded
A 'wounded' train may operate once more, and then dies. It may not be transferred between companies.

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Mail me Keith Thomasson September 13th 2009