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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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To test differences between rope ladder technique and area puncture technique groups, Chi-square test was used for categorical data, while independent sample t test was used for numerical data or Mann-Whitney test for non-normally distributed numerical data.
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Supported by two other members of the rescue team, fire officer Lear climbed down the rock face on a rope ladder.
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It can be used as a temporary rope ladder or a temporary chest harness for light rescue; it can be used for hoisting or lowering equipment.
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To sell tickets to their "flying circus," du Berrier and his partner would fly over a business district with Hilaire hanging by his feet from a rope ladder.
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.
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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.
Equipped for action on the steep Normandy cliff sides, the figure has a weapon and a mortar equipped with grappling hook and rope ladder, a web belt, knife with sheath, helmet with netting, canteen, and more.