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The track was swarming with gandy dancers trying to repair the wreckage caused by the train crash.
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Word Source: Collins Dictionary
Hey, Word of the Day is a classic railway term, love it! Origin of the term is a bit ambiguous.
There are some chants and songs which were used by the workers.
Here’s a good history of the term and the work, https://www.american-rails.com/gandy-dancer.html
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The moment I saw it, I thought of your reaction!! Happy that you love it 😀
Wow… I never about a ‘Gandy Dancer’…. it has a lovely tone, that can a sentence a lift…
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True…it feels like something from several decades ago… Glad you like this one!