winding-stairs love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ladder-shell; a scalaria; a wentletrap. See cut under Scalaria.


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  • 'Up-stairs,' said I, pointing to a pair of winding-stairs, which led from the store to my room.

    The Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • But outside in the corridor it was dark, for the lamp had died out; no trace of my companion was perceptible, and I was obliged to move along by the wall, at hazard in the dark, in order to reach the winding-stairs.

    The Oriental Story Book A Collection of Tales

  • With little ceremony the two nobles left the apartment, traversed the vestibule, and descended the winding-stairs, the clash of Lindesay’s huge sword being heard as it rang against each step in his descent.

    The Abbot


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