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Synonyms for banisters

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Now write, 'I am very sorry that Miss Wilson saw me when I slid down the banisters this evening.
So Brydon argued with his hand on the banister and his foot on the lowest stair; in which position he felt as never before the air chilled by his logic.
He looked curiously at his own hand on the banisters.
Da Souza fidgeted about with the banisters, and finally followed him.
Half-way up the second flight, they all stopped as suddenly as if they had seen a ghost; for looking over the banisters was Tom's face, crocky but triumphant, and in either hand a junk of candy, which he waved above them as he vanished, with the tantalizing remark, "Don't you wish you had some?
Rose consented, fearing that her uncle's keen eye would discover the fatal bits of silk; so the boys crossed hands, and, taking a good grip of each curly pate, she was borne down in state, while the others followed by way of the banisters.
She waited until she was safe on the upper story, and then she looked over the banisters.
Marilla herself, upon her return to the house, was agreeably surprised to hear a plaintive voice calling, "Marilla" over the banisters.
Creevy--La Creevy,' replied the voice, as a yellow headdress bobbed over the banisters.
Huntingdon, leaning over the banisters, called out, 'Give my love to Annabella
Her hand clenched itself on the banisters, then she seemed to nerve herself for some encounter, and went rapidly past me down the stairs across the hall to the boudoir, the door of which she shut behind her.
He went silently up the stairs, leaning against the banisters at the stair-head.
The spread fingers of my right hand encountered nothing on the damp wall; those of my left trailed through a dust that could be felt on the banisters.
He bowed as I drew aside to let him pass--his face was fearfully pale--and he held fast by the banisters as he descended the stairs.
A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.