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  • I live in the desert, so I never give much thought to the possibility of me landing my hatchback nose-down in the drink.

    FLASH FLOOD • by Gay Degani

  • I bring along a book so he can go nose-down into it, and he seems to recover quickly if he has that kind of retreat from the sensory overload of his day.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Judging from the concentration of deer and the nose-down posture of many animals, it appears they are also finding food (or being fed) along this route.

    Adios, Winter?

  • The Harrier entered a nose-down slicing turn back to the east.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • To my horror, I realized my jet was in a ten-degree nose-down slicing turn, plunging toward earth.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Just after the gear left the cargo door, the aircraft seemed to have trouble stabilizing its center of gravity and went nose-down toward the runway.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • Mostly intact, it looked like, though very much nose-down with her tail in the air—she must have plowed into the earth.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • When I'm nose-down in a book, my brain is pretty nearly useless for anything else.

    From Twitter 01-03-2010

  • But by tomorrow sometime, I should be nose-down on the revision track, and happy to be there.

    From Twitter 03-02-2010

  • Generally, the year is (hopefully appropriate to our new administration) thought to be one of modesty, nose-down hard work, prosperity, tolerance, fortitude and sustained effort with the long-term in mind.

    Waylon Lewis: Canadian Funnyman Rick Mercer Learns About the Chinese New Year

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