Origin of downthrow
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How to use downthrow in a sentence
Instead of being discouraged by adverse attacks he had 212 gained new vigor from each downthrow.David Dunne|Belle Kanaris Maniates
Dikes and faults are denominated upthrow or downthrow, according to the position they are met with in working the mine.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Normal faults, of which Figure 184 is an example, hade to the downthrow; the hanging wall has gone down.
A thrust fault with a hade of 30°, showing cliffs due to harder strata outcropping on the downthrow.
Normal faults are exemplified in figs. 1, 2, and 6; in the latter the masses A and B are on the downthrow sides, C is upthrown.