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  • 1 Lower — Low er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lowering}.] [From {Low}, a.] 1. To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down;… …

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  • 2 Lower — may refer to: *Lower Township, New Jersey *Lower Receiver (firearms) *Lower Wick Gloucestershire, EnglandPeople*Robert A. Lower, American Civil War Medal of Honor recipient *Richard Lower (physician), Cornish inventor of blood transfusion …

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  • 3 Lower — Low er, n. [Obs.] 1. Cloudiness; gloominess. [1913 Webster] 2. A frowning; sullenness. [1913 Webster] adj. 1. relating to small or noncapital letters which were kept in the lower half of a compositor s type case. Also See {minuscule},… …

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  • 4 Lower — Low er, a. Compar. of {Low}, a. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Lower — Low er, v. i. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Lower — Low er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lowering}.] [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.] 1. To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with… …

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  • 7 lower — I. intransitive verb also lour Etymology: Middle English louren; akin to Middle High German lūren to lie in wait Date: 13th century 1. to look sullen ; frown 2. to be or become dark, gloomy, and threatening < an overcast sky lowered over the… …

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  • 8 Lower — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …

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  • 9 Lower 48 — geographical name the continental states of the United States excluding Alaska …

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  • 10 Lower East Side — Historic District U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. Historic district …

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  • 11 Lower Manhattan — Lower Manhattan, pictured in 2008 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. Lower Manhattan or downtown is defined most commonly as the area …

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  • 12 Lower Austria — Niederösterreich   State of Austria   …

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  • 13 Lower Sorbian language — Lower Sorbian Dolnoserbski, Dolnoserbšćina Pronunciation [ˈdɔlnɔˌsɛrskʲi] Spoken in Germany Region Brandenburg …

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  • 14 Lower third — Lower Third: Jimmy Wales Wikimedia Foundation In the television industry (especially in North America), a lower third is a graphic placed in the title safe lower area of the screen, though not necessarily the entire lower third of it, as the name …

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  • 15 Lower case — (also lower case or lowercase ), minuscule, or small letters are the smaller form of letters, as opposed to upper case or capital letters, as used in European alphabets (Greek, Latin, Cyrillic, and Armenian). For example, the letter a is lower… …

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  • 16 Lower Navarre — Nafarroa Beherea Flag …

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  • 17 Lower Fort Garry — was built in 1831 by the Hudson s Bay Company on the western bank of the Red River, twenty miles north of the original Fort Garry, which is now Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is the oldest intact stone fort in North America, and treaty number one was… …

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  • 18 Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia — Lower Sackville is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is part of the urban area of Halifax . First settled in August of 1749 by Captain John Gorham, acting on orders from Governor Edward Cornwallis to establish… …

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  • 19 Lower Marsh — (formerly known as Lambeth Marsh) is a street that remains on the site of one of the oldest settlements on the South Bank of London, England.Until the early 19th century much of north Lambeth (now known as the South Bank) was mostly marsh. The… …

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  • 20 Lower Bavaria — Wappen Bezirk Niederbayern Niederbayern …

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