In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1escalera de mano feminineescalera de tijera feminine
- I need a new stepladder but I want to see the height of the ceilings in the next place before we invest.
- A craftsman joiner, distinguished by his long white apron, poses on a pair of stepladders, apparently putting the finishing touches to an open door.
- She said they worked hard to complete the renovations, which transformed the building from a barn with a rickety stepladder and an old straw loft into the working gallery.
- Double-sided steps are sturdier than a smaller stepladder and are good for more demanding tasks - such as decorating around door frames.
- Behind these barricades are around 100 stepladders, packed leg to hinge.
- Use a stepladder or tie an extension ladder securely to the tree and keep one hand on it and one on the saw.
- In at least one case, that of stepladders, the price has been more than doubled.
- If I were really worried, I'd get a stepladder and get up closer to her and see how she reacted… if she didn't seem eager to come down, I'd probably not force the issue.
- Then, balancing precariously on a stepladder, I rethreaded the rods in the fixture and repositioned all the glass frames except one.
- The store was crammed with stock and staff were on stepladders hanging scarves 12 feet off the floor (either a bizarre new way to display stock or, more likely, an indication that they have nowhere else to put it).
- When cleaning the guttering of a bungalow, always place one's stepladders at right angles to the exterior walls.
- I have rather high ceilings in my apartment, which means the lightbulbs remained dead because even with a stepladder, I'm not tall enough to get to them.
- Again access to flowers on lower branches was by stepladders.
- Would the person who took the stepladder yesterday please return it or further steps will be taken.
- Among the warning labels he had designed were those for stepladders, tampons, and swimming pools.
- She isn't one to ask to spend time looking at old pictures, so stowing them on a high shelf requiring a stepladder to reach won't be a problem.
- He folds up the small stepladder and tucks it under his arm.
- We ate the baked chicken, rice and veggies and finished off with dark chocolate pieces we had to get on a stepladder to reach - they're kept on the top shelf on the cabinet so certain short people don't snack.
- On stepladders, never stand on the paint shelf, spreaders or back section.
- The higher shelves were still out of reach, but there were handy stepladders in all the bays.
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