Downs


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Downs

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1. any of various ranges of low chalk hills in S England, esp the South Downs in Sussex
2. a roadstead off the SE coast of Kent, protected by the Goodwin Sands
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It was exactly like you to light a pipe and sit down to wait for the sun to rise in the west.
At twilight, he clambered down over the wall into the garden of the enchantress, hastily clutched a handful of rampion, and took it to his wife.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.
And as if in order not to offend Sonya and to get rid of her, she turned her face to the window, looked out in such a way that it was evident that she could not see anything, and again settled down in her former attitude.
And the wolf-dog, with ears flattened down and crouching, would slide silkily away, only to circle up to the foal from the other side and give cause to the mare for new alarm.
I just expected there'd be somebody lay- ing down in it, because people often done that to fool folks, and when a chap had pulled a skiff out most to it they'd raise up and laugh at him.
But finding no better shelter, they returned to the same place, and lay down again to wait for night.
But about twenty feet lower down, and fully fifteen feet out from the perpendicular, was the thick branch of another tree.
And now arose a struggle so fell, so long, so evenly sustained, that even now the memory of it is handed down amongst the Cantabrian mountaineers and the ill-omened knoll is still pointed out by fathers to their children as the "Altura de los Inglesos," where the men from across the sea fought the great fight with the knights of the south.
Now we'll tie you up here and I'll put down some straw and take off your bridle.
TIMMY TIPTOES made no reply; he had tumbled down inside the tree, upon half a peck of nuts belonging to himself.
I have been down to the village and fetched them up.