moving staircase

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Synonyms for moving staircase

a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt

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When I was about three years old we went on a bus to the city centre to John Lewis' where there was an escalator which she called a "moving staircase".
A newly invented moving staircase, called Levytator, will be able to twist, bend, spiral and even snake around sharp corners.
5-He leaving from the Metro by using the moving staircase
But LuLu has lots of attendants going up and down the moving staircase, it's their job.
At one point she walks gracefully atop their clasped hands; descending a beautiful moving staircase. In the end, her tree is adorned with the colorful painted eggs of their region.
These visitors, also from all over the world, saw such wonders as a moving sidewalk, wireless telegraphy and a moving staircase called an "escalator."
\That's quite a record when you consider the thousands of kids who must have played on this moving staircase.
Judge Nigel Howarth described the situation they found themselves in as "a moving staircase going against them at a speed faster than he can run".
1892: Charles Wheeler patented the first practical moving staircase. Although it was the forerunner of the escalator, it was never built.
I WAS in town today and after walking around Westgate Street, St Mary Street, Working Street, the market, our famous stores and the lovely St David's Centre I came up the moving staircase to Queen Street and what a disgrace.
As it happened I eventually discovered the moving staircase was the best way to keep her occupied.
"Well, fiber moves food like the escalator (moving staircase) in department stores moves people from one floor down to the next.
The more memorably daring feats include dancing on steel platforms moving across the ceiling, stomping on walls while hanging off ropes, a troupe dancing atop a modified pickup truck, and one performer dancing on four forklifts lined up to form a constantly moving staircase.
The press was hustled down a moving staircase by plainclothes thugs, and the entourage of Americans was crudely set upon.
Boado recalled how it took some time before students actually ventured to get on an escalator because they were unfamiliar with the moving staircase.