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let down

1. the gliding descent of an aircraft in preparation for landing
2. the release of milk from the mammary glands following stimulation by the hormone oxytocin
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Then he went into the field, and hid himself in a bush by the meadow's side; and he soon saw with his own eyes how they drove the flock of geese; and how, after a little time, she let down her hair that glittered in the sun.
Down they charged after them, but the outlaws made good their lead, and soon got through the gate and over the bridge which had been let down by Arthur-a-Bland.
So the Doctor brought the ship as close as he could and let down the anchor.
They made signs for me to come down from the rock, and go towards the shore, which I accordingly did; and the flying island being raised to a convenient height, the verge directly over me, a chain was let down from the lowest gallery, with a seat fastened to the bottom, to which I fixed myself, and was drawn up by pulleys.
Indeed, the nets are let down for several hours, and enclose in their meshes an infinite variety.
Peter saw the vision of the beasts let down in a sheet when he lay upon the roof of Simon the Tanner's house.
But Economides has revealed that he won't be on the bill in Yorkshire after being let down by his opponent.
Time after time our brave boys have been let down by the politicians.
Ms Maitlis said she had been let down by the criminal justice system and Edward Vines' unwanted attention was upsetting her husband and scaring her children.
Dappy needs to remember that is fans like the ones that he let down last night that kept him afloat when no one else would give him a chance in his music career.
Wahab, who has now been ruled out of the rest of the tournament, tweeted: "My performance has let down my nation and team.
I club and feel let down Geoffrey Robinson "I want my former club to be loved and given the chance to be great again.