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descend
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The Two Towers
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  • ...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.

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  • We saw the rocket descend.
  • The path descends to the bottom of the mountain.

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