Back stairs



stairs at the back of a house, as for use by servants.
a means of intrigue.
Historical Examples

Beauty must exert what power it could in the boudoir and on the back stairs.
Lola Montez Edmund B. d’Auvergne

The housekeeper made a hasty exit by way of the back stairs.
The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln

Perhaps after a few hours, or a day, I would go up the back stairs, change my stockings—and the sun would shine again.
Geraldine Farrar Geraldine Farrar

Watch the gate, then—let there be no noise—and come up by the back stairs.
The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II) Charles James Lever

While she was inspecting the kitchen, Mike and I carried her trunk up the back stairs.
The Idyl of Twin Fires Walter Prichard Eaton

Then he turned into the rear hall and went down the back stairs.
The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

In order to get out of this room one had to pass through a hall into another room, where a back stairs led down to the rear yard.
History of ‘Billy the Kid’ Chas. A. Siringo

She ran from the room and down the back stairs, with Mary at her heels.
Mary’s Rainbow Mary Edward Feehan

“Under the kitchen porch, through the little cellar window and up the back stairs,” she explained.
While Caroline Was Growing Josephine Daskam Bacon

The back stairs is good enough for me, so I’m thinking it’s good enough for you.
Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

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