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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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Koizumi and Machimura conveyed the view after Downer proposed that Japan and Australia study the feasibility of an FTA despite major differences over agricultural products, the Japanese official said.
Spotless Integration Risk: Fitch believes Downer's strong record in integrating newly acquired companies - most recently following the 2014 acquisition of Tenix - and executing business turnarounds reduces execution risk around the integration of Spotless.
The trains undergoing the bogie overhauls were originally built here in Maryborough by Downer, so its exciting to see their servicing and maintenance work will be carried out by them too.
"The government won't be making additional comments on a matter that relates to an ongoing investigation in the US," he said, when asked about Downer's role.
Her barrister, Christopher Millington QC, said Downer did not want to go ahead without the new evidence.
"The death of one so young is always tragic, but it is horrifying to think of the amount of violence and suffering this young child must have endured in the last few months of her short life." Describing Downer - who disposed of a mattress and bedding - as cunning and devious, the officer added: "While we have today seen justice done, it does not change the tragic fact an innocent child has lost her life in heartbreaking circumstances."
The court was told Downer, a full-time There were repeated business student, made a 999 call from the family home in September.
Downer highlighted "the important achievements" of the last five years, including "convergences between the two sides on a large number of issues" between 2008 and 2012 which represents "at the very least a strong foundation for the talks", and a series of confidence-building measures (CBMs).
In May 1895 Downer, nicknamed the Flying Scotsman, also competed in London, and set a world best of 9.8 seconds in the 100 yards.
"Australia has the geology best-suited in the world, other than Russia, for the storage of nuclear waste," Downer said.
New equipment for the contracts totalling approximately $190 million will be deployed progressively over the coming 12 months and funded primarily through operating cash flow and new finance and operating leases, Downer EDI said.
Ordering that Downer of Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth, serve at least 20 years before being considered for parole, the judge praised the victim's daughter for giving "powerful and clear" evidence.