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stooping

[′stüp·iŋ]
(meteorology)
An atmospheric refraction phenomenon; a special case of sinking in which the curvature of light rays due to atmospheric refraction decreases with elevation so that the visual image of a distant object is foreshortened in the vertical.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In a statement that emphasises that IK's choice of words was unbecoming of a prime minister, Bilawal appears to be stooping to the same low standards to get back at him.
New Delhi [India] December 19 ( ANI ): Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stooping low to win the Gujarat Assembly elections by using Mani Shankar Aiyar and Kapil Sibal's controversial statements.
St Luke 24, 12 "AND stooping down." What was a physical necessity is also a spiritual necessity.
If the body weight is thrown forwards by habitual stooping, the lower spine (typically in the lumbar region') is placed under more strain than it would be if the spine were held in its natural 'S' shape.
While the case against hand weeding has political overtones, few professionals would argue that sustained stooping or kneeling postures do not produce musculoskeletal injuries.