adown

adown

(əˈdaʊn)
adv
archaic down, downward
adj
archaic down
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Or unto eagles like which fixedly, Long adown the precipice look, Adown THEIR precipice:-- Oh, how they whirl down now, Thereunder, therein, To ever deeper profoundness whirling
With thy dear name as text, though bidden by thee, I can not write-I can not speak or think-- Alas, I can not feel; for 'tis not feeling, This standing motionless upon the golden Threshold of the wide-open gate of dreams, Gazing, entranced, adown the gorgeous vista, And thrilling as I see, upon the right, Upon the left, and all the way along, Amid empurpled vapors, far away To where the prospect terminates-thee only!
While the tides of time Eat out the rocks of empire, and the stars Of human destiny adown the void Go glittering to their doom, she changeless sweeps Through all her times and destinies.
     Of middle life and look adown the bleak
Charley greatly admired the construction of the new vehicle, and felt certain that it would outstrip any other sled that ever dashed adown the long slopes of the Common.
Trying doors as he went, twirling his club with many intricate and artful movements, turning now and then to cast his watchful eye adown the pacific thoroughfare, the officer, with his stalwart form and slight swagger, made a fine picture of a guardian of the peace.
In fact, adown the vista of the garden avenue, a number of persons were seen approaching towards the house.
No: he desired a canoe like those of Nantucket, all the more congenial to him, being a whaleman, that like a whale-boat these coffin-canoes were without a keel; though that involved but uncertain steering, and much lee-way adown the dim ages.
Fairy belts adown the dells Are merrily pealing, ting, ting, ting
All adown her back floated tresses of ruddy gold, with a slender jeweled circlet confining them at the brow.
And they took Arthur anon and bare him quickly And softly him adown laid and to glide forth gan they.
He can brave a moonlight walk adown sweet-scented lanes or a twilight pull among the somber rushes.