Usage examples for ladders

  1. Then rushes were made by parties of knights, the ladders were placed, and the fight began in earnest. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  2. He had freedom to move about in the house and garden, and, he added to Mark's annoyance, there would be no need for him to use rope ladders or sheets to escape. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  3. Did I say anything about ladders, sire? – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  4. These fought stoutly, but were driven back, the engines were destroyed, and the Saxons retired to their walls again and drew up their ladders before the main body of Danes could arrive from the camp. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  5. She treated this in exactly the way she regarded walking under ladders or spilling salt or putting on a stocking wrong. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  6. Scarcely had the first tumult subsided, when Scipio ordered other fresh and unfatigued troops to take the ladders from those who were tired and wounded and assault the city with increased vigour. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  7. Ladders were set against the parapet, but the slope was now not abrupt, having been crumbled away by our guns, so that most of us scrambled up without delay. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  8. We crept on knees, and held our breath, Till we placed the ladders against the wa'; And sae ready was Buccleuch himsell To mount the first, before us a'. – Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) by Walter Scott
  9. Some of them are similar to the observation towers and ladders. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  10. I fear the ladders are too short. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  11. It was an uphill grade and the train was so slow that we could hang on the ladders and steps if a flat car was not available. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  12. Me an' him an' Frances an' Lina's all 'sponsible, but I promise you, Aunt Minerva, not to clam' no mo' ladders. – Miss Minerva and William Green Hill by Frances Boyd Calhoun
  13. I'll give 'em the signal, Captain Dan, to haul up the chain before thee do go on the ladders. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. By Beric's orders a great number of ladders had been constructed. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  15. Gallows dangled from the ceiling, ladders led down to abysses, and a cannon was discharged. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. Sally, who was desperately afraid of ladders, packed her thin skirts tightly about her, gave a fearful glance below, and began a nervous descent. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  17. Bert was at the same side of the cart as the wheel that broke and he was thrown violently to the ground, where he lay half stunned, in the midst of the ladders and planks. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  18. The ladders, too, proved several feet too short, and there were too few, of them. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. I pick all the apples I can reach from the ground in baskets, and the rest from ladders into sacks; I handle very carefully. – The Apple by Various
  20. " Church- ladders are not always mounted best By learned clerks, and Latinists profess'd"- Cowper cor. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown