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down low

n. Slang
1. The state of being known or discussed by few: kept the information on the down low.
2. A state of secrecy, especially one regarding the activities of a man who considers himself heterosexual but who has sex with other men.
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I had managed to bail all the water out of the boat with cupped hands, ending by mopping the balance up with my handkerchief--a slow and back-breaking procedure; thus I had made a comparatively dry place for the girl to lie down low in the bottom of the boat, where the sides would protect her from the night wind, and when at last she did so, almost overcome as she was by weakness and fatigue, I threw my wet coat over her further to thwart the chill.
I see a light a-comin' roun' de p'int bymeby, so I wade' in en shove' a log ahead o' me en swum more'n half way acrost de river, en got in 'mongst de drift- wood, en kep' my head down low, en kinder swum agin de current tell de raff come along.
He lay down low to the race, whining eagerly, his splendid body flashing forward, leap by leap, in the wan white moonlight.
Aside from Ebondo's presence down low, the Scorpions also stung the Revellers with their lethal three-point shooting, going 12-of-31 from downtown to remain as the lone unbeaten team at 2-0.
Gates did a great job sealing the smaller guards down low.
They (Marlboro) settled for a 2-3 zone trying to take away our big guys down low," Ortiz said.
Bend Down Low Community Dance Showcase takes place at the Florrie, in Dingle, on Saturday, at 7pm.
I told Hafyn to keep the television down low to hear for the phone.
There's an essential take on Jimmy Osborn's 1948 hit My Heart Echoes, with subtle back-up harmonies from Iris DeMent, and balancing the old chestnuts is self-penned Down Low, one of Thompson's finest yet.
Derek Lowe sat in the Dodger Stadium dugout Wednesday with a towel around his neck, his cap pulled down low and his arms resting on the bench.
Passing for straight: Brothers who secretly have sex with men explain their attraction, plus women talk about the price of loving a man on the down low.