“These people had all climbed the ladder together,” she said.
Then, a sharp-eyed woman pointed out a ladder leaning against a tree on the side of the pond.
Firefighter Thomas Wylie had embarked from their Queens home to ladder 18 in Manhattan.
As the first African-American to rise up the ladder so high, he has rarely risked recklessness as an adult.
Afraid to incite violence and unsure which denomination has the right to the ladder, no one has moved it since.
And I want to hear from you exactly what you were doing down there and where you got that ladder.
We never stopped for clothes, but waltzed up the ladder just so.
Then he turned to the other man, who had followed Nip up the ladder.
By degrees they let the boat drop back till her bow was abreast of the ladder.
The genius which has enabled him to climb so many rungs of the ladder becomes inert, and he cannot mount the last step.
Old English hlæder "ladder, steps," from Proto-Germanic *khlaidri (cf. Old Frisian hledere, Middle Dutch ledere, Old High German leitara, German Leiter), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (cf. Greek klimax "ladder;" see lean (v.)). In late Old English, rungs were læddrestæfæ and the side pieces were ledder steles. The belief that walking under one brings bad luck is attested from 1787, but its origin likely is more pragmatic than symbolic. Ladder-back (adj.) as a type of chair is from 1898.
occurs only once, in the account of Jacob's vision (Gen. 28:12).