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With a great jangling and clattering a lift descended in front of them... (OP7)

Definition

U.S.: An elevator. Ironically, the meanings of ‘lift’ and ‘elevator’ are reversed between the U.S. and the U.K.; ‘elevator’ in the U.K. refers to what in the U.S. would be called a ‘lift’ put into a shoe.

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