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Last fall I potted some of the Downer, and in the winter grew them in the house.

Some berries shine, the Downer glows as if there were a red bloom upon it.

Make him lively, cook him; tell him who taught you; a downer to him, and I'll marry you to-morrow!'

Here was a great mortgage on the Downer farm, that the Eastmans had partly cut into city lots.

Downer's Cleaning and Polishing Oil for bright metals, is the oldest and best in the market.

There was Downer, a little Freshman, white with the excitement of his first public performance.

WORD ORIGIN

1966 in sense of "barbiturate;" 1970 in sense of "depressing person;" agent noun from down (v.).

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