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Synonyms for banister

a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

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This was the bottom of the sea, which showed an illumination of its own and which he even saw paved - when at a given moment he drew up to sink a long look over the banisters - with the marble squares of his childhood.
"Now write, 'I am very sorry that Miss Wilson saw me when I slid down the banisters this evening.
"I have broken the rules by sliding down the banisters to-day with Miss Carpenter and Miss Wylie.
"This evening Gertrude Lindsay and Jane Carpenter met me at the top of the stairs, and said they wanted to slide down the banisters and would do it if I went first.
I was not wilfully wrong except in sliding down the banisters. I am so fond of a slide that I could not resist the temptation."
Raddle, thrusting her nightcap over the banisters just as Mr.
"Say, Tom -- they say a stray dog come howling around Johnny Miller's house, 'bout midnight, as much as two weeks ago; and a whippoorwill come in and lit on the banisters and sung, the very same evening; and there ain't anybody dead there yet."
She watched him steal up-stairs, while the shadows from three banisters passed over her face like the beat of wings.
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. An eerie sensation had been upon me since we entered the house.
The banisters led us to the left, and to the left again.
And but for a train of mangled doors behind the iron curtain, a bottle of wine and a cigar-box with which liberties had been taken, a rather black towel in the lavatory, a burnt match here and there, and our finger-marks on the dusty banisters, not a trace of our visit did we leave.
John Banister of Newport: The Life and Accounts of a Colonial Merchant
At 5 years of age, Justin Banister drank his first mug of coffee and fell in love.
Banister Jr to its board of directors, with effect from 1 October 2015.
But Jeff Banister, the rookie manager of the Texas Rangers, wouldn't quit baseball.