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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work done on a ladder, as painting, stuccoing, and the like: a workmen's term. For such work a ladder is often slung horizontally by its ends, to make a platform.


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  • For those of you who enjoy the quaint detail of Victorian houses, I mention that our front porch has 134 turned spindles in that delicate ladder-work under the roof.

    Sunday roadkill report


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