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low

1. Biology not advanced in evolution
2. of relatively small price or monetary value
3. Music relating to or characterized by a relatively low pitch
4. (of latitudes) situated not far north or south of the equator
5. (of a gear) providing a relatively low forward speed for a given engine speed
6. of or relating to the Low Church
7. Meteorology an area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, esp a depression
8. Electronics the voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical zero

Low

Sir David. 1891--1963, British political cartoonist, born in New Zealand: created Colonel Blimp

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A region of relatively low pressure depicted by more or less circular and concentric isobars surrounding the center where the pressure is the lowest. The size of the low circulation may be as few as tens of yards (meters) as in a tornado, or it may be a few hundred miles (kilometers) as in a cyclone. A low is the first stage of a developing weather system. With deepening of the system, it becomes a depression, and, with further growth, it can form into a cyclone. In a low, the associated winds are up to 17 knots; in a depression, the speeds are from 17 to 27 knots; and, in a deep depression, they are up to 33 knots.
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Placing my hand over my heart I bowed low to the Martian and explained to him that while I did not understand his language, his actions spoke for the peace and friendship that at the present moment were most dear to my heart.
He made the exclamation which usually accompanies the former emotion in an Indian, and, calling in a low voice, soon drew a companion to his side.
They spoke together, and the sounds of their voices were low and solemn, as if influenced by a reverence that was deeply blended with awe.
It was a strange experience; the almost noiseless passage of naked human feet and padded paws; the golden walls splashed with precious stones; the dim light cast by the tiny radium bulbs set at considerable distances along the roof; the huge, maned beasts of prey crowding with low growls about us; the mighty green warrior towering high above us all; myself crowned with the priceless diadem of a Holy Thern; and leading the procession the beautiful girl, Thuvia.
The great banths sniffed the unfamiliar odours, and then with a rush they broke past us with low growls, swarming across the gardens beneath the lurid light of the nearer moon.
She saw the two men rolling hither and thither across the floor and she heard with horror the low growls that came from the lips of the naked giant.
With the sun hanging low on its western limit, the expanse of the grass-lands framed in the coun- ter-scarps of the rising ground took on a gorgeous and sombre aspect.
It was a low timber dwelling--he would say--with wooden beams overhead, like the houses in his coun- try, but you went into it down a ladder.
I am, at your service, Val Jacinto," and he introduced himself with another low bow.
By stooping close, still on man-back, he managed to pass through the low doorway.
"Gee!--must be Sandow, " Billy muttered low to Saxon.
I am very handsome; I carry the young ladies on my back, and sometimes I take our mistress out in the low chair.