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Backstairs

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Ba'ckstairs. n.s. [from back and stairs.] The private stairs in the house.

I condemn the practice which hath lately crept into the court at the backstairs, that some pricked for sheriffs get out of the bill. Bacon's Advice to Sir George Villiers.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Backstairs." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 28, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13506.


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