Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bearing which is suspended from a roof or beam by a hanging bracket; a hanger.
“If there were any justice in the world, women would have the little hang-down things and men would get stuck with putting the paper down on the seats.”
“Nothing is more fatal to woman's beauty -- and to man's love -- than a big stomach, and particularly a hang-down stomach.”
“Lundie, recoiling, as Giuseppe unshipped the working mechanism of the organ (it developed a hang-down leg) from its wheels, slipped a strap round his shoulders, and gave the handle a twist.”
“Why, see her! she ain't frail on her feet; she looks ye straight in the eyes; she ain't one of your hang-down misses.”
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