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  • n. Plural form of ladder.


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  • For our word ladders today, let's go from PRISONER to FREE, from PADLOCK to KEY, and LOCK to TURNKEY.

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  • For our word ladders tonight, let's do ZERO to INFINITY and JOBS to MACINTOSH.

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  • A special team of Sherpas nicknamed Icefall Doctors maintain ladders that aid in climbing through the short spring season.

    Mt. Everest

  • The buildings are not always palatial, the furnishings are not always of the best, but when the home is worthy of the name ladders are let down from heaven to those below, the angels of God come down, bringing heaven's blessing and ascend, taking earth's crosses.

    And Judas Iscariot Together with other evangelistic addresses

  • His experiences are recounted through letters -- "ladders" -- back home to his best friend.

    Becky's Book Reviews

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well the fire starts out on the ground, and they have what it is called ladders that build the fire up and carries it into the crowns of the trees.

    CNN Transcript Jun 21, 2002

  • Thus two options can be placed side by side - that is, the ladders can have “branches”.

    Chapter 7

  • But like all so-called ladders, they could not stand the gaff.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • There is a class of commonplace intellects who regard knowledge of all kinds in the light of a ladder; one ladder for each science, and the rungs of the ladders are the successive facts mastered by an effort and remembered in the order they have been passed.

    Mr. Isaacs

  • SMART Board: use the board with the fridge magnets to make word ladders / chains, or, make their spelling words for the wee kand from previous weeks.



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