means of escape

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fire escape

A continuous, unobstructed path of escape from a building for use in case of fire.
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Judge Greally added a means of escape must be "without danger to the persons confined" and the "age, physical condition and state of attire of the person may be relevant".
I replied No as this window provided means of escape quickly in case of fire.
Industrial safety specialist Fortress Interlocks has developed the AutoLokP (power to lock) solenoid interlock to provide a means of escape from potentially dangerous areas such as robot cells, cold stores and warehouse bays.
During the Civil War, the Union Army was a means of escape from slavery.
The Romantics, with their yearning for the beauty of nature, the remote and the mysterious, used them as a means of escape.
When it starts to seep into our only means of escape, it becomes difficult to have any degree of hope for the future.
In 1791, she, her husband, children and a group of others, stole an open boat and sailed to the Dutch East Indies as a means of escape from the colony.
He had already been handed statutory notices requiring him to make the flats fit and to provide adequate means of escape from fire.
While audiences around the world have been moved by that country's hit film City of God, which chronicles the destruction of youth in the drug wars in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, perhaps equally important, as Douglas Rogers explains, is the means of escape that acting has offered these boys and young men.
Her last book, a collection of short stories, Means of Escape, published posthumously, is a slim volume like most of her novels, but a fine example of her work.
The ants may be acting like aquatic insects that launch themselves into the current of a stream as a means of escape, he says.