stair


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Synonyms for stair

support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

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The stair had been carried no higher; to set a stranger mounting it in the darkness was to send him straight to his death; and (although, thanks to the lightning and my own precautions, I was safe enough) the mere thought of the peril in which I might have stood, and the dreadful height I might have fallen from, brought out the sweat upon my body and relaxed my joints.
It was soon done, and the boat was brought round to the Temple stairs, and lay where I could reach her within a minute or two.
Alleyne, as God is my help, as I came up the stairs this night I saw her stand before me, her face in tears, her hands out as though in warning--I saw it, Alleyne, even as I see those two archers upon their couches.
When he came down stairs and joined the lady who wouldn't let me come up, he gave me the pieces for you, and I was to say, "With Mr Alfred Lammle's compliments on his leaving England.
After resting a few moments they resumed their climb, and still the stairs were broad and low enough for Jim to draw the buggy easily after him.
Was the mysterious creaking on the stairs making itself heard once more?
At the earliest possible moment after supper, Nancy crept up the back stairs and thence to the attic room.
Affery still remaining behind her apron, he came stumbling down the kitchen stairs, candle in hand, sidled up to her, twitched her apron off, and roused her.
I believe I am a better man than yourself; ay, every way, that I am;" and presently proceeded to discharge half-a-dozen whores at the lady above stairs, the last of which had scarce issued from his lips, when a swinging blow from the cudgel that Jones carried in his hand assaulted him over the shoulders.
He threw on an overcoat over his pyjamas, thrust on his slippers, and taking up his own electric torch, hastily descended the stairs.
Bennet retired to the library, as was his custom, and Mary went up stairs to her instrument.
Its footfalls as it remounted the stairs were rapid, heavy and loud; they shook the house.
The report from the revolver made a deafening noise; but the man continued his flight down the stairs.
Come," he said, as he ascended the stairs leading to his wife's room, "nothing is changed here.
Let the house reveal its own secrets; and, one by one, as they descend the stairs from their beds, let the sleepers disclose themselves.