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de·scend·ing

(dē-send'ing),
Running downward or toward the periphery.
Synonym(s): descendens
[L. de-scendo, pp. -scensus, to come down, fr. scando, to climb]

descending

/des·cend·ing/ (de-send´ing) extending inferiorly.
References in classic literature ?
A figure had come into view as if descending the stairs; although so dusky was the region whence it emerged, some of the spectators fancied that they had seen this human shape suddenly moulding itself amid the gloom.
It must be that I am dreaming, and that I shall awaken in a moment to see that awful knife descending toward my heart--kiss me, dear, just once before I lose my dream forever.
It rolled along behind the eastern smokes--a wheel, whose fellow was the descending moon--and as yet it seemed the servant of the blue sky, not its lord.
The leading masonry cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and these received almost 52 percent of July's shipments.
He said: "There was communication between airline crew and air traffic control on the ground, and a misunderstanding took place as to whether the aircraft should have been descending.
lt;span style="color: #0000ff;">An example of a descending triangle which is normally a bearish signal.
The moon can be ascending and waning or waxing and descending.
At the same time, the lead Hornet pilot reefed his fighter into a descending left-hand turn to prosecute an attack on the lead F-16.
At about 100 km (62 mi) above the surface, we get rid of the main chute and deploy a smaller chute to adjust the probe's descending speed.
There's a rough track between the walls but take the easier path on the right through the trees, descending to a stile and on to a lane to a kissing gate for Llanrhychwyn Church which is well worth a visit.
But as the dancers continue to perform basically the same movement as in Cao-Shu/Writing, and the revived 1994 Descending, performed in the first half, the mind wandered and the eye strayed.
1 1/4 Rep style: Start by slowly descending to parallel (deep knee bend).