downrush


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downrush

(ˈdaʊnˌrʌʃ)
n
an instance of rushing down; plunge
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He left the kitten above and descended these, and discovered with a thrill of hope a path leading among the rocks at the foot of the roaring downrush of the Centre Fall.
The barn is burned before the bidding begins, and that first escape foretells the later escape during the sale, for in it "the entire interior explode[s] into mad tossing shapes like a downrush of flames" (994).