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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Staircase

STAIRCASE, noun [stair and case.] The part of a building which contains the stairs. Staircases are straight or winding. The straight are called fliers, or direct fliers. Winding stairs, called spiral or cockle, are square, circular or elliptical.

To make a complete staircase is a curious piece of architecture.