scaling ladder


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scaling ladder

n
a ladder used to climb high walls, esp one used formerly to enter a besieged town, fortress, etc
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Noun1.scaling ladder - a ladder used to scale walls (as in an attack)scaling ladder - a ladder used to scale walls (as in an attack)
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
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scaling ladder

nSturmleiter f
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``These outlaws have indeed a daring captain; but without machines, scaling ladders, and experienced leaders, my castle may defy them.''
In footage posted online, the unidentified man is seen trying to reach a woman with a baby trapped on the upper floor of a dormitory in the Russian city of Magada by climbing a scaling ladder.
Zeus struck Capaneus from a scaling ladder for his impious boasting; Amphiaraus was swallowed by the earth; Athene would have saved the wounded Tydeus, but refused when she saw him eating the brains of an enemy; and the other Argive leaders died, except for Adrastus, who was saved by his horse Arion.
Scaling ladders were then used to climb the brick wall lining the edge of the canal.
Our artillery were bombarding the enemy's trenches for days, and night after night our carrying parties were bringing gas cylinders and scaling ladders up to the front line.
Photographs from the scene showed fire fighters scaling ladders to access the building's upper floors with fire engines pumping water through hoses placed on the ground floor.
While agency teams broker deals and dominate the headlines, building surveyors can often be found behind the scenes scaling ladders and taking measurements.
And a lack of it certainly proved no barrier to scaling ladders to enter a several-ladders to enter a severalstorey-high building, storey-high building, although a love of clambering did come in bering did come in handy when getting into the driving seat of the crew's huge 4x4 vehicle.
The product also negates the need for dangerous attempts at clearing snow and ice from satellite dishes, such as scaling ladders and getting on roofs.