stairhead


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stairhead

The initial stair at the top of a flight of stairs or staircase.
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Two further instances of child death are adduced; Eva Butler, who fell from the stairhead onto a tiled floor in 1864, is included apparently because Lerner believes that accidental deaths of children are `more painful' to twentieth century readers since they are more usual than death soon after birth or death from childhood illnesses.
A moment later, Stephen Dedalus came to the stairhead and stood looking out over Dublin Bay.
Jesus, Etc starts off like a country rock number but ends sounding like a stairhead rammy with guitars.
"We used to put on plays on the stairhead landings - that was our stage.
WIDOW Molly Ferguson is locked in a stairhead rammy with a car firm.