dumbwaiter


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dumbwaiter

[′dəm‚wād·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
An industrial elevator which carries small objects but is not permitted to carry people.

dumbwaiter

A hoisting and lowering mechanism within a building equipped with a relatively small car which moves in a vertical direction (in guides); used exclusively for carrying materials.
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And speaking of underestimates, the dumbwaiter and the automated shades were costly in terms of schedule, taking far longer to design and install than planned.
Photo: Thandie Newton plays a young African woman whose upstairs neighbor uses the dumbwaiter to send messages and gifts in ``Besieged.
Included is Fake Fish, made up of three parts, including one based on Pinter's play The Dumbwaiter in which the actors, employing the "neutral position" technique, exhibited "the physical experience of no assigned meaning in any moment.
The interior celebrates history but doesn't neglect modern amenities: for example, a new dumbwaiter brings groceries from the garage directly to the kitchen pantry.
Fortunately, our hospital is configured as a single tower, so our dumbwaiter is accessible from all floors.
Moving quickly but gingerly, a crew of heavily outfitted drillers coaxes a long icicle from its container and hurries the glistening prize to a dumbwaiter.
shall include all rooms, halls, storage areas, basements, attics, lofts, spaces above suspended ceilings and other subdivisions and accessible spaces, and inside all closets, elevator shafts, enclosed stairways, dumbwaiter shafts, and chutes.
Supply and installation of elevator and dumbwaiter.
I embellished the fictional building with features like a dumbwaiter, borrowed from another house in the neighborhood where I've spent time, and anchored it in details from my building's life, like the Nazi flag that hung in the window just next door in 1939 -- a troubling piece of history recorded in a New York City tax photograph on file at the Municipal Archives, a copy of which hangs in my mother's kitchen.
The auction also includes English portrait miniatures, colorless glass, American paintings, a Regency cellarette, a George III dumbwaiter, a Warren Platner bronze lounge chair, curtain tie-backs, a goose-neck copper kettle.
Their team set up a temporary store for Louis Vuitton to operate in, and then proceeded to remove the old elevator system while adding in a new dumbwaiter for employees to access the store's Asset Protection Area.
There is still a dumbwaiter which would have been used between the care taker and the boiler man who was basically locked away in the dark dungeon downstairs.