Then Gheorghe goes after the second guest and kicks him down a flight of stairs.
A curvy woman, dressed entirely in black, gingerly ambles down the stairs, nearly tripping over the bottom step.
At a rally in front of the Rayburn House Office Building, demonstrators ran up the stairs and dropped banners from the balcony.
It's logical, really: in a house as orderly as Downton, there would be a hierarchy below the stairs just as there would be above.
And after you run up the stairs 10 times, your knees hurt the next day.
Jekyl had never returned, nor had any one descended the stairs since his departure.
At the head of the stairs they parted, Milbrey joining the lady who had waited for him.
When Dicksie came down, Marion stood at the foot of the stairs.
He took his uncle up in his strong arms, and moved toward the stairs.
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]