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Synonyms for elevator

Synonyms for elevator

lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend

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Clausen accompanied them to the elevator, all smiles, patronage, and beneficence, while the clerks turned their heads to follow Joe's retreating figure.
And good-by, Miss Pritchard," he said to Genevieve, gallantly handing her into the elevator.
But he was staring moodily at the elevator boy and did not seem to hear.
The anaemic Cerberus grinned when I took the elevator.
And as the elevator stopped at the next floor down to take on a pair of maids, he strolled over to the shaft, and without frills or verbiage consigned me and my detail to perdition.
But hardly had the elevator started, when the two coins tinkled on the roof and fell down between the car and the shaft.
When we emerged from the little building which houses the upper terminus of the elevator, we found ourselves in the midst of a veritable fairyland of beauty.
Instead, he financed Jones, the elevator boy, for a year that he might write a book.
     By the elevator, mind,
Downers," the men called them; and the packing house had a special elevator upon which they were raised to the killing beds, where the gang proceeded to handle them, with an air of businesslike nonchalance which said plainer than any words that it was a matter of everyday routine.
Then he emerged upon the aerial dock, entered an elevator, and was borne quickly to the street below, where he was soon engulfed by the early morning throng of workers hastening to their daily duties.
A policeman, chewing stolidly, nodded toward an elevator shaft, and other policemen nodded him further on to the office of the district attorney.
The next task was to develop a user-friendly system where after entering the count of floors and count of elevators the model would be automatically generated.
While new elevator technologies are available and in use globally, building professionals may be unable to deploy them due to limitations imposed by the current Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.
Lancaster, FAIA, announced that ten residential buildings with chronically defective elevators will be publicly listed on the Department's Web site as part of a shame campaign to force building owners to return their elevators to service.