climb down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v climb down come down "the birds alighted"
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Usage

In literature:

Then he started to climb down from the ledge by the jutting points of rock.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
And they climbed down to the water's edge to glance once more at the turbulent stream.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The man climbed down and walked away quietly.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
I was simply to climb down, touch the ground and climb back again.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
Maybe he could have climbed down that, and maybe he couldn't.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Apparently, the little man had been climbing up or down the precipice Odin had just negotiated and had slipped and fallen.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Then he climbed down and tried to steal away with a shy greeting.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
So I climbed down and bought four oranges.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
If Sibyl ran fast she could climb into the apple-tree and look right down on to the common.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
I need hardly say that my design was to climb to its top, and there remain till the tide should go down again.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

I rose up with the sun
And climbed the hill.
I saw the white mists run
And shadows run
Down into hollow woods.
"Beyond The Barn" by John Freeman
The waterfalls split seven ways
Down from Heaven Peaks,
And I have climbed the summit to
Find the source of creeks.
"Blind Alley " by Norman MacLeod
The storm came on before its time,
She wander'd up and down,
And many a hill did Lucy climb
But never reach'd the Town.
"Lucy Gray [or Solitude]" by William Wordsworth
The sea had climbed the mountain peaks,
And shouted to the stars
To come to play: and down they came
Splashing in happy wars.
"A Certain Evening" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The heights are gained. Ah, say not so
For him who smiles at time,
Leaves his tired comrades down below,
And only lives to climb!
"To James Freeman Clarke" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For Him no depths can drown.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

It's about as bad as the day I climbed down the fire escape during chapel in grade school and got busted by Mother Superior.
Carl Folk Jr fell about 24 feet when he lost his balance and fell about 7:30 am Saturday as he was attempting to climb down from the tree stand after legal hunting hours.
30 am, Carl Folk Jr of Ligonier was attempting to climb down from the stand after legal hunting hours, officers said.
The 3-mile Tomato Pie Walk in Silver Lake sounds like no big deal until you realize it involves climbing up 735 steps and down 610 steps.
The search for the perfect flat may have lead you all the way to Mount Olympus, but if you'll climb down and return to the Bay Area Yosi Samra has the flat to end your epic quest.
As writer, director and star of Liberal Arts , Josh Radnor comes right up to the edge of the high-diving board, takes a mischievous look around, and then sheepishly climbs back down.
The value of the policy keeps going down, while the premium climbs.
Law firm billing rates steadily climbing despite down economy.
The raccoon climbed down some, then got suspicious and climbed back up the pole.
The raccoon climbed down a little, then got suspicious and climbed back up the pole.
Matt flagged down a cab and held the door open so Lindsay could climb inside.
Bear Found In Backyard Tree Climbs Down Safely .
He was supposed to climb down from the garage roof, but it didn't quite end up that way.
The cool-down is as important as the highest hill we climb, the most challenging interval we push through and the hardest flat we race.
A sculpture garden where visitors touch, climb and lie down on statues worth millions of dollars attracts people who rarely visit museums.
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In science:

The complete final state of the photons is pure, but there’s a period of time when an observer could climb down into the volcano and discover the pocket of hot gas, before it fell down and got entangled with the rest of the lava.
Holographic Space-Time Does Not Predict Firewalls
What is the real meaning of the dimensional ladder? Most importantly, one climbs down it by considering ‘boundary values’.
Knots and Quantum Gravity: Progress and Prospects
If a χ minimization is used, an initial position estimate that falls part way down the side of the star is as likely to slide down the profile and locate the first available peak as it is to climb up the profile to the peak.
WFPC2 Stellar Photometry with HSTphot
Photons, climb up (down) potential wells (hills) in an unimpeded trip to us after getting released at the decoupling redshift zd ec ≈ 1100 and give us a snap-shot of the early universe in the form of cold and red spots.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
However, we do not intend here to consider the relationship between the processes of climbing up and relaxing down the fluctuating barrier.
Mean escape time over a fluctuating barrier
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