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  • v. Present participle of get down.


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  • Whether it was she was getting down a last fishbone in her gizzard, or whether she was merely asserting herself in the upper air, he could not tell.


  • Tough-guy salutations per the script: three hard boys who brook no horseshit getting down to business.

    The Big Nowhere

  • We went over to the Rebel camp to ask their assistance in getting down to Wilton Bluff, but they were under orders to go to Summerville.

    Elliott and Gonzales Family Papers. Personal Correspondence, 1861-1865.

  • He opened them again at the noise Max Holman made getting down from the table.

    The Port of London Murders

  • Nothing else to do, Father pulled off his coat and rolled up his sleeves, and getting down on his knees he began to chase this sucker about the pot-hole to catch him.

    My Boyhood

  • Montreal Canadiens defenceman Hall Gill - the biggest reason the Pittsburgh Penguins captain remains without a goal in the Eastern Conference semifinal heading into Game 6 Monday night - was at the Pittsburgh Airport Sunday morning, getting down and dirty with the rest of the common folk and flying commercial.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • He replied as confidently as he was able, using the language of the Salka to praise the Lights and abase himself before getting down to business.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Over lunch in the cafeteria I got to listen to Pinky Nelson and Sally Ride and the others excitedly discuss their work of validating robot arm malfunction procedures, developing spacewalk procedures in the WETF swimming pool, and getting down and dirty with STS-1 issues.

    Riding Rockets

  • Parker took one look at the slim black monster, with its long rakish body and polished-copper twin exhausts, and decided there and then that the only hope of getting down to Epping without interference was to look as official as possible and wave his police authority under the eyes of every man in blue along the route.

    Unnatural Death

  • After an hour or so of icebreaking, we started getting down to business.

    How to Rig an Election


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