The smiling president immediately joked with the crowd, “I was so fired up, I missed a stair!”
The remote control contains mode selections for standing, walking, sitting, and stair up and down modes that the user can select.
We sprang up a stair, and went all over the house, to find no one.
The door of the countess's salon was but a few paces from the top of the stair.
She went down the stair into the well, winding out of sight, and as long as I could see her, her eyes were watching mine.
He descended the stair with slower steps than was his wont when on his way to Madeleine.
stair, who expected as much, took also his measures, which were within an inch of succeeding; for this is what happened.
I crept down the stair and stood still in the centre of the empty court.
They had found a little door at the foot of the stair, which opened easily.
In her husband's apartments she was the hostess, and as such she apologized for the stair.
Old English stæger "flight of steps," also "a single step," from Proto-Germanic *staigri (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian stiga, Middle Dutch stighen, Old High German stigan, German steigen, Gothic steigan "to go up, ascend;" Old English stigan "to climb, go;" German Steig "path," Old English stig "narrow path"), from PIE *steigh- "go, rise, stride, step, walk" (cf. Greek steikhein "to go, march in order," stikhos "row, line, rank, verse;" Sanskrit stighnoti "mounts, rises, steps;" Old Church Slavonic stignati "to overtake," stigna "place;" Lithuanian staiga "suddenly;" Old Irish tiagaim "I walk;" Welsh taith "going, walk, way").
Originally also a collective plural; stairs developed by late 14c. OED says stair still is ordinary in Scotland where flight of stairs would be used elsewhere.