Jacobs ladder

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Ja′cob's lad′der

1. a ladder seen by Jacob in a dream, reaching from the earth to heaven. Gen. 28:12.
2. Naut. a hanging ladder having ropes or chains supporting rungs or steps.


any plant of the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, with cup-shaped blue flowers and paired leaflets in a ladderlike arrangement.
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Children can also enjoy various inflatable activates, including the 'world's largest' Bounce Kingdom, five mechanical inflatables (Toxic Twister, Toxic Meltdown, Baby Cow, Soccer Rodeo and Jacobs Ladder), two skill games and a special kids' programme planned for Garangao, it added.
The week was designed to enable the students to advance their leadership skills and work on their team-working skills through a series of different challenges, including climbing a wall as a team and taking on "Jacobs Ladder." The students then put their climbing skills to good use climbing the slabs above Barmouth, and walking up Cadair Idris, where they set up a camp for the evening before walking 12 kilometres back to the centre.
Follow the path leading downwards until you get to Jacobs Ladder and Paveys