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 Down Town.Downfall (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Down-trod.
 
Despised, as one trodden under foot.
       
“I will lift
       
The down-trod Mortimer as high i’ the air
As this ungrateful king.”
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Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., i. 3.
 


 Down Town.Downfall (A). 

 
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