library steps


, (used with a plural verb)
  1. a folding stepladder, especially one folding into another piece of furniture, as a table or chair.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of library steps1

First recorded in 1755–65

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Example Sentences

When at length he emerged on the library steps the tune changed, as was right and proper, to 'God save the Queen.'

Long before one o'clock I was to be seen on the library steps, waiting for the door of paradise to open.

He found Felicia in the library next morning, sitting high on the library steps, a pile of dusty volumes on her knees.

Daily, on the library steps or in the hall of the Main Building, the co-eds talked of "What shall we do when we finish college?"

Two stalwart girls came down the library steps and out through one of the iron gates.


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