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  • n. Plural form of stairway.


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  • The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses.

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  • Between the stairways was the entrance to the grotto; take the stairs up and you were brought to the Great Stairs with its grand murals.

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  • On most floors, the stairways were about 30 feet apart in the core with the plumbing, elevators and other infrastructure. - Machinery saved people in WTC

  • This style, which recalls the stairways of Louis XII. at the chateau of Blois, dates from the fourteenth century.

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  • The team, make up of almost a dozen people, set up the equipment last March in the area of the front desk then put other recording devices in other areas such as stairways and where the old children's 'area was and spent 24 hours.

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  • These earlier tombs were of several types: (1) mastabas with square shafts; (2) mastabas with sloping "stairways," both of crude brick; (3) burials in the kind of large earthenware pot that our workmen call a _majūr_; and (4) burials of that now well-known type which has been called New Race, Libyan, Neolithic, etc., and which is distinguished by the contracted position of the body with the head to the south, and by a very definite class of pottery, paint slabs, beads, etc.

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  • The street lights are dim and there is a sense in behind the house façades of murderous old spaces with half-rotting floorboards, with crumbling brick and rattling windows and creaking stairways and alarm systems in urgent need of repair.

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  • It will be closed the following day, and workers from Joseph Construction Corp. of Pine Brook, N.J., will install "code-complaint" stairways and upgrade electrical and fire suppression systems, elevators and bathrooms.

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  • Beyond the wide court slept a dark abyss, and into the abyss there poured a white cascade of marble stairways, and widened out below into terraces and balconies with fair white statues on them, and descended again in a wide stairway, and came to lower terraces in the dark, where swart uncertain shapes went to and fro.

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