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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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(2010) reported higher pain and anxiety scores in the buttonhole cohort although less local anaesthetic was used when compared to the rope ladder group.
There's the Treehouse accessible by rope ladder; the Balihouse enclosed by lattice; and the Hobbit Hut, a squat double bed topped with a wood-shingled roof.
One of du Berrier's closest calls came on July 17, 1928 over Freeport, Illinois, when the rope ladder broke on one side, seconds after he had regained a hand-grip to climb up it.
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.
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 ($6.99), a gadget specially made for "people who have difficulties controlling saliva while sleeping."
Briefly, here's how scientists use DNA tests: The DNA molecule is shaped like a twisted rope ladder; it's often called a double helix.
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.
Summary: Chamoli (Uttarakhand), Kamrup(Assam), Chikmagalur (Karnataka) [India], July 17 (ANI): After rains in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand washed away the 'only' bridge in the vicinity, students here are now using a rope ladder to climb a hillock to attend the schools.
The Danwatch report, with daily newspaper Politiken and broadcaster TV2, includes footage of four workers climbing a rope ladder up the side of the Producer without safety harnesses or other fall protection, then lifting a gas canister after them with a rope.
WHILE near the Huskisson Dock just after midnight on Friday, Detective Cox saw two men row alongside in a small boat, ascend the quay by a rope ladder, and try to open the gates of two sheds.
The walkway, which I half expected tobe a rope ladder strung from the top of the chestnuts and oak trees in true Tarzan-style, is in fact engineered not by Mother Nature but on top of metal stanchions.