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  • n  support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

  • In a modern holding company pyramid, as in a modern apartment house, when the elevators break down there are always the stairs.
  • She has no idea whether to take the stairs now or wait for official orders to do so.
  • I stand on the iron stairs leading from an air bridge to the tarmac of Manila airport.
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  • Ana Ivanovic in ic Wales
    I worked very hard in my off-season,said Ivanovic who will now face Daniela Hantuchova in the semi-final. "I did a lot of stair sprints, sprints up the hills, in a gym, and also a lot of footwork on the court, tennis-specific footwork. I'm...
  • Lockwood Smith in New Zealand Herald
    In this case, there were clear breaches of those rules where television journalists pursued a member of Parliament down a stair case where access for filming was specifically prohibited,Dr Smith said. "In doing so, they entered a secure...
  • Phil Savage in Chronicle-Telegram
    On the surface, you'd like to think he's the 22nd pick in the draft so it's going to be stair-stepped,Savage said. "Wait for 21, wait for 23 and 22 slots in there. But his side is going to think that there is going to be a premium with the...

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