gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Jan 9 21:00:20 UTC 2012
FWIW, I saw one of those for carrying luggage carts at the Seoul airport around 1992.
I found one citation in 1999 (http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/1999/10/msg02556.html), but surely earlier mention must be somewhere:
Passengers will see the watering wall during their descending to 1st floor by escalators to take back their luggage and the naturally made ceiling and pillars are expected to relive the fatigue and exhaustion.
On Jan 9, 2012, at 12:48 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> Also an expansion on 1.a. (moving staircase ... for carrying passengers):
>> The Target in East Liberty has an escalator for shopping carts. Mind=
> Similar devices exist in some IKEA stores and some multi-level Costco
> (in NYC), so this usage was inevitable.
> On 1/9/2012 3:44 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> Also adjectival use (as in "escalator clause"), which is all that OED
>>> Tebow has an escalator of $250,000 in his contract for each playoff
>>> victory assuming he participated in at least 70 percent of Denver's
>>> plays during the requisite season, according to an NFL source.
>> This is the first time I've seen it "naked", but there is likely to be
>> The meaning matches the OED definition /exactly/, aside from the
>> "attrib." part:
>>> 2. /attrib/., esp. designating a clause, contract, agreement, or the
>>> like, that provides for an increase (occas., a decrease) in prices,
>>> wages, armaments, etc., to meet specified contingencies.
>> This does not match, however, 1.a. and 1.b.
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