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  • n. Plural form of downer.


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  • When the Great Scorer comes to list the main downers of our time, the Nixon Inauguration will have to be ranked Number One.

    Great Moments in Presidential Inaugurations – 1 « Gerry Canavan

  • The thing that I have learned most about the June downers is that when they hit, you cannot stop moving.

    Hole In My Heart

  • Commonly referred to as "downers," these incapacitated animals can languish for hours or days without receiving veterinary care or having their basic needs met, and are often subjected to extreme cruelty, including being dragged, kicked, prodded, and beaten to get them to the kill floor.

    Gene Baur: The Low-Down on Downers and the USDA

  • LAPIN: Not only cruel, but the Humane Society says it is also dangerous to our health to have so-called downers like these enter the food supply.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2009

  • The government says that cattle that cannot walk, known as downers, are not to be slaughtered.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2003

  • I know how much you dislike some of us being "downers," but caution right now is the best personal trait we should all have right now.

    Polls Show Obama Ahead In All Three Largest Swing States

  • Then along came your pompous comment followed by the pretentious Utopian bilge in the WaPo piece by HC Blake (almost barmy enough to have been written by William Blake in one of 'downers' but not nearly so entertaining) posted by Karen and apparently 'highly recommended'.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Arnie Gubernator just signed a Cal law forbidding "downers" but that doesn't mean that uppers are legal.

    Greetings from L.A.!

  • Ray Pride at Movie City Indie: The only movies that are 'downers' for me are ones that are badly mad or poorly observed, and while dealing with hopelessness and haplessness, Down to the Bone is uplifting for its minor-key yet majestic feats of empathy ....

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 11/2.

  • Up until recently, these "downers" were dragged or bulldozed into slaughterhouse trucks so their meat could still be harvested.

    Dairy Cows and Veal Calves


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