Sentence Examples with the word letting down

As the jar works off, or grows more feeble, by reason of the downward advance of the drill, it is ' tempered ' to the proper strength by letting down the temper-screw to give the jars more play.

But it excepts from these requirements - thus letting down the bars for illiterate whites excluded with negroes by the foregoing clauses - persons who were entitled to vote in some state on or before the 1st of January 1867 (i.e.