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  • These down-dropped areas of landscape between parallel fault lines occur where the crust is stretched to the breaking point.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast: March 19-21, 2010 | Universe Today

  • Louise raised the fine eyes, hitherto down-dropped.

    Two Poets

  • The Grand Wash Cliffs juxtapose the colorful, lava-capped Precambrian and Paleozoic strata of the Grand Canyon against the highly faulted terrain, recent lake beds, and desert volcanic peaks of the down-dropped Grand Wash trough.

    Proclamation On The Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument

  • She studied his down-dropped lids, his expressionless face.

    The Wicked Day

  • "I got your letter, Miss Day," he said; and then looking at her, at her youth, her beauty, her helplessness, the shrinking grace of her figure, the fear of him that was expressed in her down-dropped head and averted gaze, the rich man's heart failed him; he found that he could not tell her he would not grant her request.

    Mrs. Day's Daughters

  • In a tremor of apprehension she got through her morning duties, cooking and serving a breakfast to the three boys, who made no comment on their father's absence, and whose curious looks she was aware of upon her averted face, her down-dropped eyelids.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • He did not at all know how intently and exclusively he looked at her; how reverential and yet masterful was his attitude; and the sweet consciousness that sat on her down-dropped eyelids and tenderly flushed cheeks acted as no warning to him, but only as an incentive to persevere.

    A True Friend A Novel

  • For one soft love-glance from her down-dropped eyes.

    The Path of Dreams Poems

  • He could not see her expression, since her eyes veiled themselves with down-dropped lids, but she spoke quite quietly and as though trying to be fair in her judgment.

    The Hermit of Far End

  • Cherry raising her eyes, shining with eagerness, to his, or Peter watching the little down-dropped face in an agony of adoration.

    Sisters

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