Full record for beanstalk n.

Definition a space elevator
OED requirements any evidence 1982
Earliest cite Robert A. Heinlein, 'Friday'
Comment Mark Shawan submitted a 1982 cite from Robert A. Heinlein's "Friday".
Last modified 15 July, 2009

Citations for beanstalk n.

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1982 R. A. Heinlein Friday 1 I have never liked riding the Beanstalk. My distaste was full-blown even before the disaster to the Quito Skyhook. A cable that goes up into the sky with nothing to hold it up smells too much of magic.