Down"cast` (?), a.

Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.

'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise. Dryden.

- Down"cast`ly, adv. -- Down"cast`ness, n.

 

© Webster 1913.


Down"cast`, n.

1.

Downcast or melancholy look.

That downcast of thine eye. Beau. & Fl.

2. mining

A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

 

© Webster 1913.

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