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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Beth, if you don't keep these horrid cats down cellar I'll have them drowned," exclaimed Meg angrily as she tried to get rid of the kitten which had scrambled up her back and stuck like a burr just out of reach.
A very good name, and, I dare say, handed down from honest forefathers.
Then I went down to the wharf and hid my things aboard the up-river boat that we had picked out, and then started back and had another streak of luck.
Hindley threw it, hitting him on the breast, and down he fell, but staggered up immediately, breathless and white; and, had not I prevented it, he would have gone just so to the master, and got full revenge by letting his condition plead for him, intimating who had caused it.
But the fainter glimmering of the stars, and the pale light in the sky where the day was coming, reassured me: and my eyes being very heavy, I lay down again and slept - though with a knowledge in my sleep that it was cold - until the warm beams of the sun, and the ringing of the getting-up bell at Salem House, awoke me.
Miracles or no miracles," said Sancho, "let everyone mind how he speaks or writes about people, and not set down at random the first thing that comes into his head.
Felicite would take slices of cold meat from the lunch basket and they would sit down and eat in a room next to the dairy.
Poyser continued, as Totty, who had been set down now the road was dry, toddled on in front of her father and mother.
Approach," continued D'Artagnan, "and let not the bird which passes over our heads, the rabbit which sports on the downs, the fish which bounds from the waters, hear us.
You are too clever a fellow, you are made of too good stuff, to spend your time in ups and downs over that class of goods.
Mowgli's wanderings had taken him to the edge of the high grassy downs of the Dekkan, and he had seen the fearless dholes sleeping and playing and scratching themselves in the little hollows and tussocks that they use for lairs.
It is a wonderful place, the moor," said he, looking round over the undulating downs, long green rollers, with crests of jagged granite foaming up into fantastic surges.