moving staircase


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moving staircase a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
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In literature:

Another moved toward the staircase with his two bags.
"The Market-Place" by Harold Frederic
Would you mind showing me the way to that lift or moving staircase?
"When the World Shook" by H. Rider Haggard
Visitors are respectfully requested not to sleep on the moving staircase.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Oct. 3, 1917" by Various
There was a general move after Paul and Florence down the staircase, in which the whole Blimber family were included.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Up and down the long staircases, and through the silent rooms, the servants moved noiselessly.
"Homestead on the Hillside" by Mary Jane Holmes
I want to know why we may not sit on the Tube moving staircases, and I want to know what would happen if we did.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, February 28, 1917" by Various
This was a combination of lecture-room and moving staircase.
"Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud
The house was full now of stealthy sounds and moving shadows descending the great staircase.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
He moved across the hall towards the staircase, followed by his two young men.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
There was no one in the doorway; there was no one on the little landing; there was no one moving down the staircase.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various

In poetry:

My soul, on its journey,
Turned by obstacles -- frustrated,
Moves not directly upward,
But by a spiral staircase
Seeks its path to the stars.
"Spirals" by Jewell Miller

In science:

E ′ is the staircase obtained from E by deleting (from its complement) a slice of height i + 1 = hE (p − 1) = trp (IE |y ) and moving everything to the left. ≥0 is a gentle staircase, then etrp (IE + (tq )|x) = Corollary 2.16.
Limit linear systems and applications
For a given staircase polygon, consider the construction of moving the upper directed walk one unit down and one unit to the right.
Area limit laws for symmetry classes of staircase polygons