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floor

noun base, basis, bedrock, bottom, flooring, foundation, fundamental basis, girder, ground, groundwork, jumping off point, premise, principle, rudiment, starting point, support, supporting structure, underlying principle, underpinning basis
Associated concepts: floor plan in zoning and construccion laws, hacking the floor in parliamentary procedure, minimum wage
See also: recognition
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She acknowledged having walked from end to end of the passage on the second floor, to see if it was as long as the passage on the first; and she mentioned having noticed with astonishment the position of the truckle-bed.
Upon the floor at his feet was the dead body of a strange man.
Then it was broken by the ring of metal on the floor, and the sound of something spinning and falling like a tossed halfpenny.
I will direct the pursuit up the next corridor," and with that he gave me a great shove into the dark mouth of the tunnel, at the same time crying out in simulated pain and alarm as he threw himself upon the floor as though I had felled him with a blow.
The room was empty save for herself and the still form of the jeddak of Lothar lying at her feet, a little pool of crimson staining the white marble of the floor beside him.
Then Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter.
As they became accustomed to the light the man turned his eyes toward the door--his one thought now was of escape from this frightful tomb--and as he did so he saw the body of the naked giant lying stretched upon the floor just within the doorway.
Lowering his bull head he charged for the ape-man and in the center of the floor the two clinched.
Next they dragged the long table to a new position and there bolted it to the floor so that an end, instead of the middle, was directly before the prisoner.
And to this canoe house Jerry was also brought to join the others on the floor.
He sat motionless on the windowsill, his head cocked to the side, with one unwavering eye regarding on the floor, so perilously near, the eternal enemy of all his kind.
My only possible way to the second floor lay by the back of the house.