chair lift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chair lift a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
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Usage

In literature:

They seat him in his arm-chair, lift him upon the table.
"Harper's Young People, June 29, 1880" by Various
He jumped up in a chair and lifted the bottle to his mouth.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
Dr. Sevier lifted his slender length out of his easy-chair, and bowed with severe gravity.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Some one lifted a chair threateningly, and Lance seized it and sent it crashing through a window.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
He lifted the forgotten rose from the arm of his chair.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Then Max lifted the globe and books aside and put his chair close to his brother's.
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
When huge fallen trees obstructed the way, one or two men rushed forward to assist in lifting the chair and me over the barricade.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Ribiera lifted a pigmented hand to wave languidly from a shaded chair.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
It was getting late, I pulled Nelly into an open-legged posture over mine as I sat on the chair, and lifted her clothes.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The girl in the chair lifted herself up, eagerly, took the paper in her hand and read the staring head-lines.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
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In poetry:

Floating , among the floating
Tables and chairs. Gravity's
Lost in the lift and drift of
An easier element
Than earth, and there is nothing
"The Great Carbuncle" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Kent Couch lifts off from his gas station in Bend, Ore. (AP) — Four years ago, Kent Couch made headlines by floating through the clouds in a lawn chair hoisted by party balloons from Oregon to Idaho.
However, the company has expanded far beyond its original recliners to encompass motion furniture such as lift chairs and reclining sofas.
Riders make their way up the chair lift,Thursday Nov 18, 2010, at Winter Park Ski Area.
0 Snowboarders advance on the line for chair lift 1 at Mammoth Mountain.
Officials at a Maine ski area report that there are about eight injuries in an accident on a chair lift.
Two state inspectors have been sent to Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort to find out what caused a ski lift to fail Tuesday, plummeting five chairs 25 to 30 feet.
Skiers and lift chairs are seen on the slope, lower right, Tuesday after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mountain at the Sugarloaf resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
That's the lift that made international news last December when it derailed, dropping passengers on several chairs 30 feet to the ground.
They had no chair lifts, and they called their skis snowshoes, but they were the fastest men alive.
Barron's has Tempur-Pedic, adjustable beds, lift chairs.
Let's help All-Saints install needed chair lift.
John Kerry in a chair lift in Sun Valley in Ketchum, Idaho.
A blood pressure monitor, lift chair or long-handled sponge might not be the first items to pop up on a Christmas wish list.
Maine chair lift derails, injures skiers.
Places advertising on diverse locations, including billboards, buses, Chinese food take-out boxes, coffee sleeves, taxi tops, airport banners, chair lifts, and pizza boxes.
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