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Downstroke   Listen
noun
Downstroke  n.  (Penmanship) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or pencil.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Downstroke" Quotes from Famous Books



... the cycle tyre inflator. The piston is composed of two circular plates of smaller diameter than the barrel, holding between them a cup leather. During the upstroke the cup collapses inwards and allows air to pass by it. On the downstroke (Fig. 165) the edges of the cup expand against the barrel, preventing the passage of air round the piston. A double-action air-pump requires a long, well-fitting piston with a cup on each side of it, and the addition of extra ...
— How it Works • Archibald Williams

... flash with a beastly snarl, teeth and eyes gleaming again. Her axe shone, on the upstroke, on the downstroke, as she hacked at his hand. She had lopped it off at the wrist, but that he parried with the bear-spear. Even then, she shore through the shaft and shattered the bones of the hand at the same blow, so that ...
— The Were-Wolf • Clemence Housman

... the wisest skull, It may slacken the strongest limb, Make the brains full of forethought void and null, And the eyes full of far-sight dim; And the hasty hands are content to wait, And the knees are compelled to kneel, Where it falls with the weight of a downstroke straight— ...
— Poems • Adam Lindsay Gordon



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