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  • And even with the step-ladder, I didn't think I could reach.

    In Which More Books are Acquired

  • I noted wash-tubs, bolts of canvas, many lockers, hams and bacon hanging, a step-ladder that led up through a small hatch to the poop, and, in the floor, another hatch.

    CHAPTER III

  • Robinson advanced by using teammate Wilson Chandler, who was down on all fours, as a step-ladder for a one-handed jam.

    Robinson tugs on Howard's cape, bags second dunk title

  • On a stage dressed with only a chair, a step-ladder and 28 light bulbs dangling on red strings, Mr. Kitson moves not chronologically but thematically, cupping a light at the end of each story and pausing to watch it brighten and fade.

    Stories of Life, Told in the Details

  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson has been my previous thickest paperback book (or book that I would most use as a doorstop, a step-ladder or a replacement for a bookend).

    Dusk Before the Dawn » 2008 » August

  • The lady doctor who is a product of the step-ladder education at the University of the Philippine Institute of Health, thus making her a midwife, a nurse and a doctor at the same time, said that previously, there were 27 doctor-less municipalities in the Region.

    15 towns in Eastern Visayas are doctor-less

  • First, I simply tried to reach it with the step-ladder.

    Excerpts from Conversations with Electricians

  • Electrician: Thus the step-ladder in the kitchen, eh?

    Excerpts from Conversations with Electricians

  • So I was standing on the step-ladder in polka-dot pajamas and high heels, with a stainless steel spatula in one hand and a glass of wine in the other–

    Excerpts from Conversations with Electricians

  • Although still I was able to catch glimpses of the Misses Buddicom as they went about their caravanning duties, changing their Calor gas bottles, cleaning the windscreen and repositioning the elfin step-ladder for the cats.

    Eric & Us: The Postscript

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