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downer

(dou′nər)
n. Slang
A depressant or sedative drug, such as a barbiturate or tranquilizer.
adj.
Unable to stand because of disease or sometimes injury. Used of livestock.
Drug slang A regional term for any depressant
Vox populi Anything that can be regarded as bad news; generally equivalent to ‘bummer’

downer

(down′ĕr)
A colloquial term for a drug that depresses consciousness and alertness, e.g., alcohol or pharmacologically marketed hypnotics and sedatives.
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By the end of this year, Downer will commence significant maintenance work on the Citytrain fleet, including a ten year overhaul of 32 air conditioning units and servicing of 33 transformers, right here in Maryborough.
Michael Miller, CEO Downer Rail, said The award of this work is testament to the quality workmanship produced by the Downer team in Maryborough and the great trust established with Queensland Rail to delivery fantastic outcomes.
A member of a cohort of remarkable colonial statesmen, Downer emerged as one of the senior federalists in the processes that gave rise, ultimately, to the adoption of the Australian Constitution and the inauguration of the Commonwealth in 1901.
The characters of Downer and his peers are richly described.
Palisade Managing Director and CEO, Roger Lloyd, said: We are delighted to work with Downer to build this standout project in North Queensland which delivers on Palisades renewables strategy and diversifies our portfolio of operational wind assets.
Notice to proceed has been issued to Downer under the EPC contract and construction is scheduled to take 12 months.
The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said the joint venture had provided services to the WA PTA for 25 years.
WHEREAS, Downers Grove North High School has many talented, intelligent, and dedicated students.
WHEREAS, as a student at Downers Grove North High School, Anne Wagner has served as an inspiration to her classmates and teachers, positively impacting everyone who has had an opportunity to meet her; and,
We are excited to be part of the City's outsourcing strategy and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship," said Lee Hodges, Acxiom Outsourcing Division Leader, in Downers Grove.
The Downers Grove facility provides us with the best potential for expanding our technological capabilities and increasing overall company growth.
Operating units moving to Downers Grove include sales and marketing, member services, accounting and other support units to better facilitate customer service and communication.