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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.
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.
     By the elevator, mind,
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.
He controlled a line of grain elevators in the little towns along the railroad to the west of us, and was away from home a great deal.
Ropes were lowered, blocks lashed to trees at the top, and crude elevators rigged, so that by the night of the fifth day the entire party, with the exception of the few men needed to man the Toreador, were within Caspak with an abundance of arms, ammunition and equipment.
And all of them are thralls by virtue of the fact that the trusts already own or control (which is the same thing only better)--own and control all the means of marketing the crops, such as cold storage, railroads, elevators, and steamship lines.
Down he went, at the pit of his stomach that old sink sensation which he had known as a boy he first negotiated quick-starting elevators.
The challenge was to provide a durable elevator that was ecologically sound while minimizing the footprint for the seven story structure.