elevator

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  • noun

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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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.
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.
The head of the department did them the honor of waiting upon them himself--or did Joe the honor, as she well knew, for she had noted the open-mouthed awe of the elevator boy who brought them up.
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 fall of an elevator, or cage, in case of an accident to the
     By the elevator, mind,
The elevator whisked me into the sky, and Cerberus, in the guise of an anaemic office boy, guarded the door.
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.
An elevator transported them to the twelfth floor in little more than as many seconds, and Mr.
Market outlook of the elevator and escalator market in the BRIC countries Elevators and escalators are installed in public places and mixed-used buildings like IT parks, hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets.