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 for Express train
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Express \Ex*press"\, n. [Cf. F. expr[`e]s a messenger.]
     1. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain
        declaration. [Obs.]
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              The only remanent express of Christ's sacrifice on
              earth.                                --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a
        regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system
        for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or
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     3. An express office.
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              She charged him . . . to ask at the express if
              anything came up from town.           --E. E. Hale.
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     4. That which is sent by an express messenger or message.
        [Obs.] --Eikon Basilike.
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     5. a railway train or bus for transporting passengers or
        goods with speed and punctuality; a train or bus that does
        not stop at certain stations. Contrasted to local; as,
        take the express to get there faster.
     Syn: express train. [PJC]
     Express office, an office where packages for an express are
        received or delivered.
     Express train, a railway train (such as a subway train)
        that does not stop at certain stations, but only at
        stations designated express stops.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Express train \Express train\
     Formerly, a railroad train run expressly for the occasion; a
     special train; now, a train run at express or special speed
     and making few stops.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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