Straightening her back and elongating her neck, she centers herself at the top of the stairs.
He escorts me down the stairs, out the door, and we stand for a moment beneath the outstretched arms of the giant elms.
Cameras then show Monserrate pulling his girlfriend down the stairs.
At 10 past 5, a middle-aged white man climbed the stairs out of the City Hall subway.
My old building has no bomb shelter, so we sat under the stairs.
Jekyl had never returned, nor had any one descended the stairs since his departure.
"A little alarm I've had fixed under one of the treads of the stairs," said the other.
When Dicksie came down, Marion stood at the foot of the stairs.
"I've got a buzzer under one of the treads of the stairs," said the colonel.
She got a glimpse of him standing thus, as she came down the stairs.
Old English stæger "flight of steps," also "a single step," from Proto-Germanic *staigri (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian stiga, Middle Dutch stighen, Old High German stigan, German steigen, Gothic steigan "to go up, ascend;" Old English stigan "to climb, go;" German Steig "path," Old English stig "narrow path"), from PIE *steigh- "go, rise, stride, step, walk" (cf. Greek steikhein "to go, march in order," stikhos "row, line, rank, verse;" Sanskrit stighnoti "mounts, rises, steps;" Old Church Slavonic stignati "to overtake," stigna "place;" Lithuanian staiga "suddenly;" Old Irish tiagaim "I walk;" Welsh taith "going, walk, way").
Originally also a collective plural; stairs developed by late 14c. OED says stair still is ordinary in Scotland where flight of stairs would be used elsewhere.
A faltering and unsteady physical state, esp from liquor or narcotics intoxication: The next day you've got the staggers and your fine coordination is destroyed for 72 hours
[1599+; originally a disease of animals]