elevator


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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.
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.
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.
14 February 2018 - US-based elevator maintenance, repair, and modernisation services provider Oracle Elevator has closed four acquisitions in addition to the company's previously reported acquisitions of Daytona Elevator and Florida State Elevator earlier in 2017, the company said.
The speed was recorded during a test of the elevator under installation at the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a skyscraper complex building in China, said a statement from the Japanese industrial giant.
In May of last year, the elevator hit 1,200 meters per minute (about 45 mph) during testing stages.