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ladder

[′lad·ər]
(engineering)
A structure, often portable, for climbing up and down; consists of two parallel sides joined by a series of crosspieces that serve as footrests.

Ladder

A wooden object consisting of two side pieces connected to each other at regular intervals by rungs; used for climbing up or down during construction, or used as a temporary stair.

ladder

A frame, usually of wood or metal, consisting of two side pieces (called “stiles”) which are connected by crosspieces, usually round (called “rungs”); used as a means of climbing up or down.

ladder

walking under one can bring only misfortune. [Western Folklore: Leach, 598]

ladder

stood upon by Joseph to remove nails holding Christ to the cross. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 55]

Ladder

(dreams)
Ascension or descension on a ladder may be an unconscious reflection of your movement toward a goal. Ascending is generally a more positive symbol than descending. The ladder is suggestive of hard work and exertion of energy. The ladder may also be symbolic of the “way to heaven.” You can decide whether the heaven is here on earth or in the forever after! Missing rungs may symbolize missing elements or hardships and handicaps that you could be (or are) encountering on your ascent to better and bigger things.
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In a gust of wind, Zeb's helicopter appeared in the sky and the rope ladder tumbled to the ground.
To the strains of the James Bond theme, Craig will drop into the stadium on a rope ladder as a billion people watch on worldwide.
Rescue officers then used a rope ladder and basket to pull both LeBlanc and Williams from the lake.
The two prisoners, who are still on the run, climbed a rope ladder thrown to them from a helicopter flying low over the Korydallos prison on Sunday.
BUILD ME UP: Youngsters have a go at the bridge building task, above, while more volunteers learn football skills, below; REACH FOR THE STARS: These army recruits smile for the camera as others tackle the climbing wall; KEEP IT UP: One of the lads tries to keep his feet within the rope ladder while running; TEAMWORK: A girl on a barrel receives some support from her fellow volunteers; PULL IT: This group tie three poles with rope, left, and another group practise their throwing skills, above
In 2004 after being sentenced to 27 years, Benallal escaped when friends threw a rope ladder over the prison wall.
1 -- 2 -- color) Dillon Smith, 5, of Saugus tries to climb a horizontal rope ladder during the Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids carnival held at Newhall Park on Saturday afternoon.
Todd, 37, used a hook and rope ladder to flee top security Winchester prison, Hants - the first to escape from the jail for 40 years.
submarine's crew to engage in rescue efforts other than lowering a rope ladder when it struck and sank a Japanese training ship, a government source said Monday.
It is thought that the captain, second captain, first officer and flight engineer climbed down a rope ladder from the cockpit without the hijackers noticing and it was several minutes before their escape was discovered.
Alongside the Bed Rope Ladder (for people with back paralysis) and Bedspecs (glasses made with prism lenses for watching the telly while laid flat out), I found the Viken Vinyl Pillow Case ($6.
Study the drawing and photographs andyou'll see all the different activity stations: a rope ladder and a chinning bar at one end; an adjustable slide and an overhead horizontal ladder between the platforms; and a clip-on trapeze, rings, swings, climbing poles, and ropes hung from the framework.