jack ladder

Definitions

  • Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
    Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jack ladder (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Two-Story Mill at Virginia, Minnesota, Showing Jack-Ladders and Consumer Two-Story Mill at Virginia, Minnesota, Showing Jack-Ladders and Consumer

Usage

In literature:

Jack Ryan's descent was the most difficult, for he went first down the swinging ladders, and fastened them for the others.
"The Underground City" by Jules Verne
Jack sends you a horn for a pattern, and will you make a ladder-necklace to show him how?
"Jack and Jill" by Louisa May Alcott
One man with a jack-knife will build a ladder.
"The Fight For Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot
He whistled cheerily to Happy Jack as he put the ladder against the tree and climbed up.
"Happy Jack" by Thornton Burgess
Jack hesitated no longer and climbed the ladder rapidly.
"The Boy Allies Under the Sea" by Robert L. Drake
There has got to be a law passed to punish the hardware dealers for selling those step ladders that shut up like a jack-knife.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
Jack did not know how to use a ladder, so he was thrown out of the window by one fireman, and caught in a blanket by two others.
"All About Johnnie Jones" by Carolyn Verhoeff
Jack went up the ladder.
"The Last of the Peterkins" by Lucretia P. Hale
Quickly was the ladder lifted and rushed along the wall of the house until it stood beneath the window where Jack had shown himself.
"The Banner Boy Scouts" by George A. Warren
Jack ascended three spokes of the Jacob's ladder, when he again stopped, and took off his hat.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Favoring his ricked ankle as best he could, Jack climbed the wall ladder to the ledge upon which he had found himself lying the previous night.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
They were always well; Jack was always prospering, and on the point of promotion to a higher step of the social ladder.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Jack went down the ladder quickly, followed by the others.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
Upon the top was a little hatch in which the man was standing, like a jack in the box, and now he went down an iron ladder with Tom after him.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Jack, get a ladder to get her out of the tree.
"Little Folks" by Various
Of course Mrs. Grant was under the impression that Jack had reached the end of the ship's ladder.
"The Ranch Girls in Europe" by Margaret Vandercook
Taking the second ladder from Samba, Jack calmly descended on the other side, and was quickly followed by the boy.
"Samba" by Herbert Strang
The figure on the ladder disappeared with the rapidity of a jack-in-the-box.
"The Datchet Diamonds" by Richard Marsh
Jack Harvey stood at the foot of the short ladder leading down into the forecastle, looking anxiously about him.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
Jack sprang to his feet, threw up the sash and hurled him headlong off the ladder.
"The Orange Girl" by Walter Besant
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In poetry:

And the Giant howled, and gnashed his teeth.
Jack got down first, and, in a flash,
Cut the ladder from underneath;
And Giant and Bean-stalk, in one dash,--
No shilly-shally, no dilly-dally,--
Fell with a crash.
"Jack And The Bean-Stalk" by Clara Doty Bates
They made a ladder all green and bright,
They twined and crossed and twisted so;
And Jack sprang up it with all his might,
And called to his mother down below:
"Hitchity-hatchet, my little red jacket,
And up I go!"
"Jack And The Bean-Stalk" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

It was the quest for a cheap vacation that led to my wife, Shelley, and me climbing a rope ladder slapping against the side of a moving cruise ship like Captain Jack (and Jill?
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