Downing


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United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)

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With pleasure, and I'll drive you down to Downing Street afterwards, Chiltern.
Like a lioness, when the cook-boy had struck him with a stick to drive him out of the kitchen, had Biddy sprung upon the black, receiving without wince or whimper one straight blow from the stick, and then downing him and mauling him among his pots and pans until dragged (for the first time snarling) away by the unchiding Mister Haggin, who; however, administered sharp words to the cook- boy for daring to lift hand against a four-legged dog belonging to a god.
I drifted along, making new acquaintances, downing more drinks, getting hazier and hazier.
In plants the down on the fruit and the colour of the flesh are considered by botanists as characters of the most trifling importance: yet we hear from an excellent horticulturist, Downing, that in the United States smooth-skinned fruits suffer far more from a beetle, a curculio, than those with down; that purple plums suffer far more from a certain disease than yellow plums; whereas another disease attacks yellow-fleshed peaches far more than those with other coloured flesh.
Since I have some downtime and I am sitting down, down home, downtown downing a cup of coffee I thought I would write this down," Bill writes.
Among the possible directions for his office, Downing said it might gain the power to crackdown on promoters of offshore tax shelter schemes.
In fact, Downing was forced to relive it during a birthday party on the base this summer when he ran into several former classmates.
When Downing started her project, the equipment available to her was barely adequate.