a noticeable drop in performance as a drop off in attendance
- eliminate (cargo, men and women, etc.) from and then leave
- get worse
- autumn or diminish
- vary from a waking to a sleeping state
In those species in which the embrace is of long duration the limbs of the male, usually the fore limbs (pleurodele newt, Ecaudata), rarely the hind limbs (a few American and European newts), according to the mode of amplexation, acquire a greater development, and are of ten armed with temporary horny excrescences which drop off after the pairing season.