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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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The improved NoWorries Double Stop Descenders are available in two models to suit either 10.5-12.0 or 12.5-13.0 kernmantle rope.
In match bets, it could pay to oppose dodgy descenders such as David Moncoutie and Pierre Rolland.
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.
This is evident in their overhaul of the NoWorries[TM] Double stop Descender, the OzPod[TM] Rescue Frame and the introduction of the new lightweight and robust ExPlorer[TM] Chest Ascender.
The aspect of the paraphs in Booklets 2 and 12 corresponds to the aspect of the text, particularly in terms of the width of the pen strokes and the length and shape of the descenders. The leftward curve of the descenders matches a similar curve in the descenders of the capital "f" and the lowercase thorn.
Scribe 2 tends to have a far more vertical hand with long ascenders and descenders. Furthermore, Scribe 2 employs a distinctive curved ascender and descender on his thorns, whereas the MS E scribe does not.
This new descender is the world's first conventional twin brake rescue & escape descender of its kind.
The user simply connects the descender to an anchorage point, attaches the connector to their harness and lowers themselves to perform a hands free descent.