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Some evenings, whirlybirds of unknown origin seem to descend en masse.In D.C., a resident tracks the flying machines hovering above on the city’s ‘helicopter highway’|Justin Wm. Moyer|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
While there’s no direct evidence that life descended from otherworldly microbes, amino acids and sugars have been found in outer space and within meteorites on Earth.Readers ask about buoyancy, Stonehenge sounds and more|Science News Staff|November 15, 2020|Science News
A sort of cease-fire descended on Kitwe, and Lungu’s Patriotic Front carried the decisive Copperbelt Province in the 2016 general election.
All the dogs in the study descended from the same common ancestor, but that original dog population split into at least five branches as it expanded in different directions.Dogs were domesticated once from a lost population of wolves|Kiona N. Smith|October 29, 2020|Ars Technica
Poles also help you brake when you’re descending, reducing the eccentric muscle contractions that damage your muscles and leave your legs sore the next day.Scientists Weigh in on the Great Trekking Pole Debate|Alex Hutchinson|October 23, 2020|Outside Online
In 1974, 75 members of the group descended on a Copenhagen department store.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest|David Freedlander|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The du Pont family descended from Huguenot nobility in Burgundy, emigrating to the United States in 1800.
A fog of conspiracy—of logic against logic, as Orwell put it—has descended on every major event in the war.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At that point, a sphere lit up, resembling the landing of the UFO in E.T., and the overheard lights descended on the stage.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, a black miasma of recursive vengeance has descended upon Iraq.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The road descended on the other side, and we followed it till we came unexpectedly upon a little circular park.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He made no further remark as they descended the darker section of the stair, and she could think of nothing to say to him.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
And, Pedro preceding them, the young men gaily descended the stairs.
The active Capt descended, and seizing the substantial handle rang loudly.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She stood at the head of the stairs; she went down a few steps, and listened; then cautiously she descended.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu