Origin of back stairs
Examples from the Web for back stairs
So she would have had us come to amuse her, and go in and out by the back-stairs.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
It forms a private entrance, as it were, to the two gulphs; and I named it Back-stairs Passage.A Voyage to Terra Australis|Matthew Flinders
I remember the misery of sitting on the back-stairs in the morning and having it in a tea-cup, with milk and sugar.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3|Augustus J. C. Hare
They hurry in a frenzy up the back-stairs about 1.25, and they pace up and down in a frenzy till half-past one.
Front-stairs; the back-stairs only reached the second floor.