Ladder


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A general term referring to a vertically stepped progression or appearance
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And he pointed to the further end of the chateau, where a ladder stood resting against the stone brackets supporting the terrace, under the window which I had found open.
Mad with rage, he returned to his ladder, mounted the wall, drew up the ladder, flung it into his own garden, and jumped after it.
They found the ladder so heavy they could not pull it up, so the Scarecrow fell off the wall and the others jumped down upon him so that the hard floor would not hurt their feet.
Why, Tom Sawyer, how you talk," I says; "Jim ain't got no use for a rope ladder.
One of us should go to the door and one to each window; Macbride here has a ladder for the upper window.
Sir," said Planchet when he saw D'Artagnan on the summit of the ladder, "this way is easy for Monsieur Aramis and even for you; in case of necessity I might also climb up, but my two horses cannot mount the ladder.
So it was he who in turn mounted the ladder, unhooking pictures and curtains, and dislodging ornaments as Edna directed.
But I saw at once something elongated and pale floating very close to the ladder.
Felton began to descend the ladder slowly, step by step.
It was my first descent into the forecastle, and I shall not soon forget my impression of it, caught as I stood on my feet at the bottom of the ladder.
I had raised the rope-ladder after us into my own old room, and while Raffles wedged his door I lowered the ladder from one of the best bedroom windows, in order to prepare that way of escape which was a fundamental feature of his own strategy.
Bradley held the light far into the opening before him and in its flickering rays saw the top of a ladder descending into a black abyss below.