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  • adj. Towards the earth; earthward.


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  • In the latter days of a ferocious winter, the sun dropped earthwards, having on this day pulled clear of its sluggish trajectory casting a few meek rays on the redoubtable snow and frost of the mountain glade.

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  • Finally, after weeks of walking, you will arrive at the foot of the mountains themselves – astonishing heights from which gigantic avalanches tumble earthwards in apparent slow motion, dwarfed by their surroundings.

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  • I said to myself as Woods's lukewarm floss flopped listlessly earthwards.

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  • However, the Stikibakplastik defenders were equal to this, as the telephone directories hurtled earthwards inside the castle they sent out squads of soldiers to catch the directories in green boxes and bins, which they later put out for recycling, thereby rendering Ethelbert's plan useless.

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  • And it rose with them into the air and flew, till it came to a Wady wholly bare of growth, when the Princess turned earthwards the facet on which the couch was figured, and it sank with them to the ground.

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  • Sahim had aroused Ajib, whom he had made insensible with henbane and had brought to his brother Gharib, the captive opened his eyes and, feeling himself bound and shackled, hung down his head earthwards.

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  • The old woman pondered for a full hour with brow earthwards bent; after which she raised her head and said to him, “O thou beautiful youth, wilt thou indeed keep compact and covenant?”

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  • Judar, at whose sight the parent was put to shame and confusion, fearing lest he should be wroth with her; and she bowed her face earthwards abashed before her son.

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  • Then they kiss the ground before me many times; whereupon I raise my eyes and cast at her one single glance and turn my face earthwards again.

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  • Sharrkan heard these words, his heart fluttered and his colour waxed yellow and he was seized with trembling and he hung his head earthwards, for he knew that she was his sister by the same father.

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