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earthward

[urth-werd] /ˈɜrθ wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, earthwards. toward the earth.
adjective
2.
directed toward the earth.
Origin of earthward
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, earthward is from the Middle English word ertheward. See earth, -ward
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  • I turned to get the sheds beneath me, and three foot-treads sent as many bombs chasing each other earthwards.

    The Sequel George A. Taylor
  • That doubtful wind keeps yours suspended in a graceful minuet; its pace is accelerated—but earthwards!

    The Daisy Chain Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for earthwards

earthwards

/ˈɜːθwədz/
adverb
1.
towards the earth

earthward

/ˈɜːθwəd/
adjective
1.
directed towards the earth
adverb
2.
a variant of earthwards
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