English - Verb
- To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
- To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.
1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter III, The Younger Set:
- Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals,
- 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter III, The Younger Set:
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