from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A freight-elevator; a device for raising or lowering freight.
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In a section on the first floor, one of the drawers of a huge cupboard that filled an entire wall slid on to a goods-lift and, a few seconds later, a steel box appeared on the ground floor, just as books arrive in the reading-rooms of some libraries.
Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets Simenon, Georges, 1903- 1963