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la der

  • n  steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  • n  ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    he climbed the career ladder
  • n  a row of unravelled stitches
  • v  come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

  • The oratorio is based on the Biblical story of Jacob's dream of a wondrous ladder on which angels moved between heaven and earth.
  • It's a shift, in other words, from a corporate ladder to the career-path metaphor long preferred by Deloitte vice chair Cathy Benko: a lattice.
  • Once the ladder was admitted, the prosecution's most impressive expert to date resoundingly attributed its manufacture to Defendant Hauptmann in no less than five different ways.
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  • 11th Annual Ladder Alliance Go..
    11th Annual Ladder Alliance Go..
    June 22, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • Kingston Common Council leaders back fire chief's call for new ladder truck
    KINGSTON, N.Y. — The majority and minority leaders of the Common Council said Thursday that the city should buy a new ladder truck for the fire department.
    June 21, 2013 - Kingston Daily Freeman
  • Rob Van Dam's 7 Most Thrilling Moments in WWE Ladder Matches
    Rob Van Dam 's WWE return is perfectly timed as it will allow him to begin his newest run in a ladder match, a place where he has thrived over the years. Some of Van Dam's most moving and stunning moments have come in ladder matches. He has smashed into ladders, flied off them and ascended them on the way to championship glory. In his battles with Christian, Eddie Guerrero, Jeff Hardy and others ...
    June 20, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Ashley Tisdale in FOXNews
    We've got a lot of people who are born on third base and think they've hit a triple. America loves an underdog. America loves people who have had to struggle and for whom every rung of the ladder has been sometimes three rungs up and two back down,... Mike Huckabee Washington Post Jan 28, 2007 56627 74876 ladder The set decoration is insane and beautiful. To think, in the first movie, we only had a ladder," Tisdale says, recalling one of her numbers from the original. "Everything's bigger, from details like the wardrobe, because of how big the...
  • Michael Bloomberg in Taipei Times
    Bloomberg called the fire and the deaths of the firefighters "another cruel blow to our city and to the Fire Department, and specifically to the house that Engine 24, Ladder 5 and Battalion 2 are in."

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