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descend

To move from the top of the body toward the feet; to move in a caudal direction.
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But God who oft descends to visit men Unseen, and through thir habitations walks To mark thir doings, them beholding soon, Comes down to see thir Citie, ere the Tower Obstruct Heav'n Towrs, and in derision sets Upon thir Tongues a various Spirit to rase Quite out thir Native Language, and instead To sow a jangling noise of words unknown: Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud Among the Builders; each to other calls Not understood, till hoarse, and all in rage, As mockt they storm; great laughter was in Heav'n And looking down, to see the hubbub strange And hear the din; thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion nam'd.
Muscat: Astronomical calculations conducted by the Department of Astronomical Affairs at the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs on the visibility of the moon of the month of Shawwal on the evening of Saturday, 29th Ramadan 1438 AH, which corresponds to June 24 in the city of Muscat, shows the following: As the moon will be in the conjunction phase in Muscat at 6:31 am and the moon will descend at 7:15 pm.
If not, you'll be told and reassured that they may descend naturally.
5 Continue up the track past the stone cairn until you reach the top of the slope, then before the track starts to descend turn right and approach the chestnut post.
Per AIM 4-4-10, "Adherence to Clearance," you should "initiate climb or descent promptly" at an "optimum rate consistent with the operating characteristics of the aircraft to 1000 feet above or below the assigned altitude, and then attempt to descend or climb at a rate of between 500 and 1,500 fpm until the assigned altitude is reached.
He said: "The pilot's decision to descend at a point at which it was probably too early to be safe and the lack of regulatory oversight are two of the causes.
Follow it as it descends across the top of Clogwyn Du'r Arddu to Bwlch Cwm Brwynog.
As a result, the Department declines to acknowledge the petitioner as an Indian tribe because the evidence does not show that the membership descends from a historical Indian tribe as required by Criterion 83.
It also said that the pilot of Flight 907 continued to descend because he was following Mr.
The weight of the evidence is now suggesting that not only did birds not descend from dinosaurs, but that some species now believed to be dinosaurs may have descended from birds," said Ruben.
Guha's poetry in Dusk Descends is poetry of slow-time and cannot be read in a rush.
The trip should last for about eight hours to get to the 2,814-meter summit and roughly the same amount of time to descend.