- From a higher to a reduced situation downward right down to or on the ground
- From a greater to a lower situation; downward; down, to or on the ground.
(adv.) From a greater to less situation; downward; down, to or on the ground.
- (prep.) Down.
No: he desired a canoe like those of Nantucket, all the more congenial to him, being a whaleman, that like a whale-boat these coffin-canoes were without a keel; though that involved but uncertain steering, and much lee-way adown the dim ages.