from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fire-escape.


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  • Happer's had an iron fire-ladder on the alley side.

    Crystal Rain 2006

  • Nobody, it appeared, was alert enough to espy that fugacious shadow on the fire-ladder.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza Louis Joseph Vance 1906

  • At the same moment the lifting fire-ladder reached the sill of the third-story window, and a fireman, shielding his face from the flames, peered into the blazing room.

    The Lost House Richard Harding Davis 1890

  • In Boston every housekeeper had to own a fire-ladder; and ladders and buckets were kept in the church.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle 1881

  • The great fire-ladder was brought from under the storehouse.

    Absalom's Hair Bj��rnstjerne Bj��rnson 1871


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