This is effected by carrying through the workings a large volume of air which is kept continually moving in the same direction, descending from the surface by one or more pits known as intake or downcast pits, and leaving the mine by a return or upcast pit.
He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.
Pierre, with downcast eyes, drank out of his glass without looking at Dolokhov or answering him.
Ignat left off smiling, adjusted his belt, and went out of the room with meekly downcast eyes.
Finally he brushed the hay from his shirt and jeans, his gaze downcast as he spoke.
Sonya listened silently with downcast eyes to the countess' cruel words, without understanding what was required of her.
Letting her arms fall helplessly, she sat with downcast eyes and pondered.
Prince Andrew came up to her with downcast eyes.
But, though for ever mounted on that stump, never a stump-speech does the poor whaleman make; but, with downcast eyes, stands ruefully contemplating his own amputation.
Balashev stood with downcast eyes, looking at the movements of Napoleon's stout legs and trying to avoid meeting his eyes.