GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To soften in tempering; as,
to let downtools, cutlery, and the like.
“Scander began to let down the sail as Nicolo eased the skiff still nearer.”
“A number of the party approached some centinels who were asleep on their post; them they seized; while Alleyn, with a few others, flew to open the nearest gate, and to let down the draw-bridge.”
“Ay, ay! My wife – she's a little harder on folks than I be – I think it ain't worth while to say nothin 'of a man without I can say some good of him – that's my idee; and it don't do no harm, nother; but my wife, she says he's got to let down his notions a peg or two afore they'll hitch just in the right place; and I won't say but what I think she ain't, maybe, fur from right.”
“I wasn't about to let down my guard when it came to an unknown Supe, but he looked so worried that I couldn't help but feel sorry for him.”
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