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look-down

[loo k-doun]
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noun
  1. the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
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British Dictionary definitions for look down

look down

verb
  1. (intr, adverb; foll by on or upon) to express or show contempt or disdain (for)
  2. look down one's nose at informal to be contemptuous or disdainful of
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Word Origin and History for look down

look-down

n.

type of sea fish, 1882, from look (v.) + down (adv.). So called from facial structure.

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