downer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n downer a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
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Usage

In literature:

They were "low-downers" in every respect, and made our rough and simple.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
They were "low-downers" in every respect, and made our rough and simple.
"Andersonville, Volume 3" by John McElroy
Last fall I potted some of the Downer, and in the winter grew them in the house.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
Rather a downer, this is, for SCOTT's lot!
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. October 17, 1891" by Various
C. Iackson D. Carter E. Downer.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
A. H. Downer, 17 Peck Slip, New York.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
Jo Downer put under guard.
"The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775" by Abraham Tomlinson
For a bass: Mr. Deeping Downer.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914" by Various
Say, I think you're a Far Downer.
"The Life of the Party" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
What a "come-downer" it would be for Jean to be merely married!
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Samuel A. Downer founded the Excelsior Mills (Downer & Co.) in 1853.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Downers Grove, First, 8.51.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
In carrying these out, he had sent Jerry Downer to Atherton; Gladys, Susan, and Dorothy to Montrose.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
Pipe Organ, J. Downer.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Here was a great mortgage on the Downer farm, that the Eastmans had partly cut into city lots.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
DOWNER, EZRA, leads mob, 211.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
It felt like talking to a marshmallow on downers.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Downer, Elkton, Kentucky; a southern fruit of some merit.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
Downer, Mr., II, 362.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
There was Downer, a little Freshman, white with the excitement of his first public performance.
"At Start and Finish" by William Lindsey
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In news:

Via Downer offers brunch with splash of Italian.
This being the Twitter age, it's safe to assume many readers delved only as far as the article's downer of a lede.
Hilltop Lancers' up-and-down roller hockey season ends on downer .
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that federal meat inspection law supersedes state law, overturning a California appeals court ruling that would permit the ban on sales of downer or fatigued hogs.
My Friend Is A Total "Debbie Downer ".
Plane crash mentality a downer .
Why The Dollar's Decline Isn't A Downer .
The Roots' New Album: Heavy But No Downer .
For United, Banner Day Ends on a Downer .
Downers South boys hoops 'starting from scratch ' after four starters graduate.
Downers Grove South senior guard Tre Simmons goes through a fundamental shooting drill during a practice on Monday, Nov 12, 2012.
Helping Trickle-Downers Make Difficult Choices.
Few writers could make stopping the end of the world as much of a downer as Moore does here.
We've rounded up a selection of craft shows offering handcrafted items for gift-giving, and alert you to a sugarplum-packed season of "Nutcracker" ballet performances already leaping into view this weekend in Downers Grove.
Heartbreaker will stick with Downers Grove North players.
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In science:

To tackle this problem, we introduce the summation convention that states that suppressed undotted spinor indices are summed from upper left to downer right, while suppressed dotted indices are summed from lower left to upper right.
A Review of Minimal Supersymmetric Electro-Weak Theory
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