Presently their faces showed over the baluster rail, and another step brought them upon the roof.
Fred took his place, and shook the baluster, then the other—its fellow—but there was no result.
"Now let us sit here a while and listen," said Kenelm, seating himself on the baluster of the bridge.
Clutching with either hand the baluster I leaned over, listening.
After a little she went up-stairs holding tight to the baluster with one hand and to Mrs. Herrick with the other.
Dorothy looked over the baluster at the humming top, but said nothing.
Arline whisked out of the room and peered anxiously over the baluster.
Sometimes the mid-wall shaft is a baluster, turned in a lathe.
I felt my way down by the baluster, which required my right hand, and threw my revolver to my left.
This stairway had no baluster, and was not safe in the dark for strangers to the house.
"support for a railing," c.1600, from French balustre, from Italian balaustro "pillar," from balausta "flower of the wild pomegranate," from Greek balaustion (perhaps of Semitic origin, cf. Aramaic balatz "flower of the wild pomegranate"). Staircase uprights had lyre-like double curves, like the calyx tube of the pomegranate flower.