To let down

To lower.
To soften in tempering; as, to let down tools, cutlery, and the like.

See also: Let, Let

References in classic literature ?
For want of an answer the conversation dropped, and Barbicane began thoughtfully to let down the shutter of the second side.
In conversation of this kind they passed a good part of the night, but Sancho felt a desire to let down the curtains of his eyes, as he used to say when he wanted to go to sleep; and stripping Dapple he left him at liberty to graze his fill.
Five times since I came here has the stone been lifted, but always to let down more, and never to take away.
They must not be allowed to let down parents and the community by finishing the school off.
That's when we started to let down,'' said Albertson, now a senior.