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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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This last proof, instead of giving him fresh strength, deprived him of it; the pickaxe descended, or rather fell; he placed it on the ground, passed his hand over his brow, and remounted the stairs, alleging to himself, as an excuse, a desire to be assured that no one was watching him, but in reality because he felt that he was about to faint.
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.
Even in the case of the domestic dogs of the whole world, which I fully admit have probably descended from several wild species, I cannot doubt that there has been an immense amount of inherited variation.
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 climbers of a travel company descended his body into the base camp at an altitude of 3800 meters.
Villagers said the incident occurred in Sarsakhawaim village soon after Iftar when a labourer descended into a well to clean it.
"DANNY DYER told me he was descended from Edward III, which is interesting.
The best blind bowlers in the country descended on the club to battle it out for the silverware.
The South China Morning Post reported that the Dalian-bound flight from Hong Kong suddenly descended to 25,000 feet from 35,000 feet.
A HOST of willing volunteers recently descended upon Loughborough's Forest Road Green Belt to help resident gardeners, Harry and Pat Cook, complete the planting of 9,000 bulbs, wildflowers and fruit trees funded by a grant of PS3,722 from Tesco's Bags of help scheme.
The convoy descended on the overflow car park at the Barnes Hill supermarket in Weoley Castle on Thursday night.
When a baby boy is born, a paediatrician will examine his testicles to see if they have descended. If not, you'll be told and reassured that they may descend naturally.