drop down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drop down fall or descend to a lower place or level "He sank to his knees"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass
    • Drop down to sail, move, or row down a coast, or down a river to the sea
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  • Don Marquis
    “Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dropa, a drop—dreópan, to drop; Dut. drop, Ger. tropfe.


In literature:

She dropped down the hill, disturbing the rabbits busy in the dew, and bursting through the cables of gossamer that tried to stay her.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Life's heat forsakes her; from her hand drops down The shuttle, and the task-work rolls away.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Rupert dropped down upon the wide arm of Ricky's chair and with her only too willing aid set to work.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
Harris dropped down a long ridge and crossed the bottoms.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
Dropping down on the davenport she broke into subdued laughter.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
A hood was over his head, but as he saw me he pushed it back and dropped down beside me.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Every time she shakes, that rock up there just starts to drop down on me!
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
There was nothing for us then but to drop down and explain the situation.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
The Kachin was under when we drop down, and that break my fall.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Then she was forced to put on the red hot shoes, and dance until she dropped down dead.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
I was afraid it might drop down on my showcase and break some glass.
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
Then at last I dared to look down to see the blood on my dress, but I saw only a little grey spot like a drop of water.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
The sun began to drop down behind the high hills with their timber-crowned tops.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
They had dropped down to rest, when Phil heard a longed-for murmur.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Then he suddenly came dropping down and landed lightly before them, swaying on his feet and poised lightly on his toes.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
Too bad that there's so much room, because it won't stick fast; so I must drop down on the roof and grab the child.
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
The next minute the man who had halted by himself now dismounted, and I saw a gleaming light glance from where he stood and then dropped down.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
I expect we shall drop down the river to-night.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
He would walk ahead five paces, then drop down and grope again for the tracks.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Quickly you have dropped down the red threads, for it is just what you eat.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney

In poetry:

Down tusks of ice one drop will go,
Nor fall: at sunny noon
'Twill hang a diamond—fade, and grow
An opal for the moon.
"Songs of the Winter Days" by George MacDonald
The bare hedge bright with rain-drops
That have not fallen down,
The golden-crowded whin-bush
Nor know these things my own!
"Before The Fair" by Padraic Colum
O they hae fought that bowr within
Till the sun was gaing down,
Till drops o blude frae Rose the Red
Cam trailing to the groun.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
When the clouds drop down their fatness,
In late and early rain,
They shall see His glorious footprints
On valley, hill and plain.
"The Pure in Heart Shall See God" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Tho' sever'd from each other's sight,
When once we meet we shall unite,
As dew-drops down the lily run,
And, touching, blend in one.
"Song II" by Sir John Carr
Reluctantly and one by one
The worthless leaves sift slowly down,
And thro' the mournful vistas blown
Drop rustling, and their rest is won.
"A November Sketch" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Export prices were flat with agricultural exports down 1.9 percent, the steepest drop since December 2011.
Before the Iraqi family joined us on Christmas, we thought about the strangeness and isolation of coming to America from Iraq , through Syria where Firas had fled, and being dropped down in North Haven.
At its peak, power outages shut down 25 percent of cell phone towers across 10 states, overburdening the remaining infrastructure and resulting in millions of dropped calls.
The US unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in November, down from 7.9 percent in October.
San Marino 's Huntington Drive is in for a dramatic face-lift next year under a city plan to cut down 35 decades-old ficus trees that business owners blame for damaging sidewalks and buildings, leaving messy droppings and obscuring signs.
Drop-down image credit: White House.
His guess is that Congress would look at mortgages worth $1 million first and possibly drop that level down over a period of years.
It may default to "Spanish to English" but you can change that with the drop down box.
AAA says Texas retail gasoline prices continue dropping, down a nickel this week.
The population rapidly escalates for two or three years before it peaks and then drops down for two or three years of normal population levels.
Columbia County's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped to 8.3 percent in August, down from 9.4 percent in July, according to preliminary figures released this week by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
We dropped a long pass that would have put us down inside the 20.
It's pretty dramatic pessimism : the first time in over 30 years people expected not just that their income growth would slow down, but that it would actually drop.
And yesterday, the other dropped down in New Orleans.
At the top of the portfolio page, you will see a drop down menu of the names of your portfolios .

In science:

Then under blocking up, (29) gives precisely a scaled down ∗-product – the terms involving D i have been formally dropped.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
It is expected, therefore, that the decay will be not slowed down but accelerated if frequent interruptions take place during the steep drop period of evolution forcing the system to repeat the initial period of fast decay again and again after every measurement.
Zeno meets modern science
When the temperature drops, the part AC moves down and the part C B moves up.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Here, the annotator can align corresponding predicates and arguments with each other and, if necessary, choose up to two shift-tags for each pair of transemes from a drop-down menu.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
There is, however, a difference between the present case and the flavor case: as the temperature drops below M1 , the N1 decohering interactions are suppressed by T 2/M 2 1 and thus slow down with respect to the Universe expansion rate.
The importance of N2 leptogenesis
The dissipative term Γ slows down the inflaton in a slow-roll regime and damps it into the fluid during the oscillatory stage when the value of the Hubble rate H drops below Γ.
Evolution of Large Scale Curvature Fluctuations During the Perturbative Decay of the Inflaton
These authors found an hole spin relaxation time of τh ≈ 15ps for an excitation energy near the I nGaAs/GaAs QW gap Eg , dropping down to τh ≈ 6ps for hν > Eg + 8meV as a consequence of the valence band mixing and the increasing of the electron-hole temperature with the increase of the excitation energy.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
The problem can be simply viewed in the following way: Since the spin-up and spin-down conductivities in the (non-magnetic) semiconductor are identical, a spin-polarized current must be driven by an asymmetric spin-dependent electrochemical potential (µ↑/↓ ) drop across the semiconductor.
Introduction to Spin-Polarized Ballistic Hot Electron Injection and Detection in Silicon
Again, as we already discussed at αR < 5 the accuracy of the FD scheme drops down even for αR ∈ R, therefore the same picture is observed for αR ∈ R.
Using pseudo-parabolic and fractional equations for option pricing in jump diffusion models
Right: At the end of inflation, the inflaton field φ drops down into a minimum and starts oscillating.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
Also user has opportunity to select language from down drop menu. After logging “Main” page is available to user. It contains following menu: “Asset”, “License”, “Location”, “Person”, “Administration”, “Faculty and Department”, “Requests”, “Search”, “Report” and link “Logout”.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
As a result, the effective sample size for the generic particle filter drops down to 1 sample after about 50 steps.
Path sampling for particle filters with application to multi-target tracking
As a result, the effective sample size for the generic particle filter drops down to 1 sample after about 60 steps.
Path sampling for particle filters with application to multi-target tracking
As with all dwarf novae near the peak of outburst, the UV flux is dominated by the accretion disk and it is only after the flux has dropped down from the plateau region of the outburst that the white dwarf becomes visible.
GALEX and Optical Observations of GW Librae During the Long Decline from Superoutburst
If the pseudo-observations are computed using mid-ranks, the approximate p-value, based on N = 10 000 multiplier iterations, drops down to 1.7%.
Large-sample tests of extreme-value dependence for multivariate copulas