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descender

[di′sen·dər]
(graphic arts)
The segment of certain letters which extends below the general level of cross-alignment with other letters; for example, the lower part of “g” or “y.”

descender

(text)
A lowercase letter that extends below the base line, such as "g", "j", or "p". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending below the base line. Compare ascender.

descender

The part of lower case characters g, j, p, q and y that fall below the line. Sometimes these characters are displayed and printed with shortened descenders in order to fit into a smaller character cell, making them difficult to read. See typeface.


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In Booklet 3, folio 105r, where Scribe 2 has a very brief stint (see below), paraph guide marks are included regularly, but the paraphs are identifiable as belonging to the flat top and long descender varieties that occur elsewhere within this manuscript.
There was no suggestion however that the descender had been a contributing factor in Ms Garcia's death.
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Others include failing to examine the descender before it was first used; failing to examine the device every six months and failing to maintain it in an efficient state.
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Estudiantes siguio como el ultimo equipo del Clausura, y se reafirmo como el primer candidato a descender a la division de ascenso al ubicarse en el ultimo lugar de la tabla de porcentajes, a siete puntos del penultimo.
La sierra y el viento, novela clasica del norte de Mexico que da cuenta de la epopeya de los gambusinos que, debido al agotamiento de las minas ubicadas en la sierra sonorense se vieron obligados a abandonar las paradisiacas alturas para descender y fundar las ciudades en medio del desierto y el semidesierto, acaba de ser traducida por Cristina Secci al italiano (Cooperativa Universitaria Editrice Cagliaritana, 2011).
All that might encourage Thomas Voeckler, a daredevil descender, to have a go at snatching a few more precious seconds in the battle for the yellow jersey he joined with his displays in the Pyrenees.
Pablo Dominguez fue un sacerdote catolico y profesor de la Facultad de Teologia de San Damaso, en Madrid, que muere conjuntamente con otra montanista amiga suya al descender del Monte Moncayo, en 2010.
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Birgitta, de 83 anos de edad, tenia el dinero en un escritorio de su domicilio, pero finalmente --por seguridad-- se decidio a abrir una cuenta bancaria, asi que enfundo el dinero en una maleta y tomo el tranvia para ir al centro de Gotemburgo, pero olvido la bolsa al descender.