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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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He thought a moment, cut a branch of a resinous tree, lighted it at the fire at which the smugglers had prepared their breakfast, and descended with this torch.
Great as the differences are between the breeds of pigeons, I am fully convinced that the common opinion of naturalists is correct, namely, that all have descended from the rock-pigeon (Columba livia), including under this term several geographical races or sub-species, which differ from each other in the most trifling respects.
The snow avalanche descended in Toguz-Toro district blocking the road, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan said.
When a baby boy is born, a paediatrician will examine his testicles to see if they have descended.
A WORLD record attempt to beat the number of vertical metres descended on a mountain bike in 24 hours will take place in Gwynedd today.
As the airplane descended below the ceiling, she observed runway lights and attempted to land on the runway.
Because of the minuscule size of the medieval population, it is possible that many of the indigenous population of Wales are descended, one way or another, from the medieval petty princes of Wales, but I am sure that more are descended from the cow herds and shepherds of those petty princes.
The avalanche descended on the 246th km point of the Bishkek-Osh road at 7.
For this final determination, the petitioner had to provide evidence that it members descended from a historical tribe.
The Nahyans are descended from Shaikh Nahyan, an 18th century tribal chieftain descended from Shaikh Yas.
BBC1, 9pm There are few things more exciting than hearing some demented granny tell you that your great-granddad had a fling with a minor royal and that you're descended from a certain somebody called Maurice Moneybags.
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.