...a great bird like an eagle high in the air, descending slowly in wide circles down towards the earth.
For the moment Aragorn was at a loss: the orc-trail had descended into the valley, but there it had vanished.
The orc-band began to descend a narrow ravine leading down into the misty plain below.
In the narrow ravine a rough path descended like a steep stair into the plain.
There he could see the heads of the trees descending in ranks towards the plain from which they had come.
They had descended into a long fold of the land that fell away southward; now they began to climb up, and up, on to the high western ridge.
The hobbits saw that they were descending into a great dingle, almost as round as a bowl, very wide and deep, crowned at the rim with the high dark evergreen hedge.
Following him they descended quickly from the high shelf and made their way back through the forest, down the bank of the Entwash.
As he did so, he curled his legs and arms up round him, like a spider whose descending thread is snapped.
’Because Aragorn is descended in direct lineage, father to father, from Isildur Elendil’s son himself.
From sun and moon and star they had been safe underground, but now a star had descended into the very earth.
’What ought I to have done? ’ As the sheer sides of the Cleft closed about him, before he reached the actual summit, before he looked at last on the path descending into the Nameless Land.
They named themselves Mablung and Damrod, soldiers of Gondor, and they were Rangers of Ithilien; for they were descended from folk who lived in Ithilien at one time, before it was overrun.
After a little they found that they were on a path descending steeply; soon it grew so narrow that they went in single file, brushing a stony wall on either side; their guards steered them from behind with hands laid firmly on their shoulders.