hook and ladder

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hook′ and lad′der

a fire engine, usu. a tractor-trailer, fitted with long extensible ladders and other equipment.
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FRESHMAN sire Hook And Ladder provided the highest price during the second session of the OBS Spring Sale of two-year-olds in training in Florida on Wednesday, when a colt by the stallion was purchased for EUR260,000 by agent James Ventura.
Hook And Ladder, a son of Dixieland Band, stands at Sequel Stallions in New York for EUR6,000.
No more popping in next door for a quick hook and ladder.
After four years of laboratory effort, chemist Qun Yi Zheng of the University of Colorado in Boulder has come up with a "hook and ladder" approach for making knotted compounds.
The early honours went to a daughter of the New York-based stallion Hook And Ladder offered by Burleson Farm.