Jacob's ladder

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Jacob's ladder,

n Latin name:
Convallaria majalis; parts used: flowers, leaves, roots; uses: anticonvulsant, cardiotonic, heart dis-ease, topical treatment for burns; precautions: persons with cardiac conditions. Increases risk of bradycardia when used with calcium channel blockers. Also called
ladder-to-heaven, May lily, muguet, our-lady's-tears.
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Jacob's Ladder is still pretty poorly-known, even among the cheaper cuts of meat, and butchers do like making the most of their beasts.
Jacob's Ladder tells the story of the eponymous Jacob (Tim Robbins), who works at a post office in New York, in spite of the fact that he has a Ph.
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who also translated The Burning Bush and Jacob's Ladder for Eerdmans, has established himself as one the foremost translators of B.
Jacob's ladder was standing in the puddle of water, as he hung the last of the chasing lights, when Ebenezer inadvertently plugged the whole mess into the outlet, causing the light string to short out as it came in contact with the metal ladder.
You have to reach out, grab it, step (or leap) across open water from one moving, bobbing vessel to another, and then climb the ladder, which in seamens' lingo is a Jacob's Ladder.
Climbin' Jacob's Ladder remedies this failure of memory by collecting O'Dell's writings for the first time, including pieces produced from the early 1960s to the present.
But, as Sorrentino understood, the best poems in The Jacob's Ladder were the meditative lyrics like the title poem, whose discourse "moves quietly from first line through to the last, without the sudden breaks learned from Williams.
The choir, which raises a large amount of money for charity, once again performed at high level with tunes like Jennifer Rush's The Power of Love, Serenade and the traditional spiritual, Jacob's Ladder.
The cover photograph of Volume 18 Issue 1 (February 2011) shows a sailor descending the Jacob's ladder.
Shortly after arriving, she dreams of angels climbing up and down Jacob's ladder.
The highly anticipated shooter's trailer features an original track, Burning Jacob's Ladder, by singer Mark Lanegan (of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and Gutter Twins fame).