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Instead of being discouraged by adverse attacks he had 212 gained new vigor from each downthrow.DAVID DUNNEBELLE KANARIS MANIATES
Dikes and faults are denominated upthrow or downthrow, according to the position they are met with in working the mine.A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Normal faults, of which Figure 184 is an example, hade to the downthrow; the hanging wall has gone down.THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
A thrust fault with a hade of 30°, showing cliffs due to harder strata outcropping on the downthrow.THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
Normal faults are exemplified in figs. 1, 2, and 6; in the latter the masses A and B are on the downthrow sides, C is upthrown.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 2VARIOUS
The downthrow was not the work of one single act of disturbance—it went on for ages.AUSTRALIAN PICTURESHOWARD WILLOUGHBY
The higher side is called the heaved or upthrow side; the opposite side the thrown or downthrow side.THE WONDER BOOK OF VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKESEDWIN J. HOUSTON
Under what circumstances should we term a fault a downthrow?GEOLOGYJAMES GEIKIE
A dislocation is spoken of as a downthrow or an upcast, according to the direction in which it is approached.GEOLOGYJAMES GEIKIE

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