letting down


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Noun1.letting down - the act of causing something to move to a lower level
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
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Whenever they halted to change, there he was--out of the carriage without letting down the steps, bursting about the inn-yard like a lighted cracker, pulling out his watch by lamp-light and forgetting to look at it before he put it up again, and in short committing so many extravagances that Kit's mother was quite afraid of him.
'I knew it!' cried the single gentleman, letting down one of the front glasses.
'This is the place!' cried her companion, letting down all the glasses.
As the Habitation of Augustus was within twelve miles of Town, it was not long e'er we arrived there, and no sooner had we entered Holboun than letting down one of the Front Glasses I enquired of every decent-looking Person that we passed "If they had seen my Edward?"
'Halloa!' cried the doctor, letting down the front glass in a great hurry, and shouting to the postillion; 'something very short of flyng will keep pace with me.