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Downs - Technology
... Downs process, Process for manufacturing pure sodium Downs cell, Vessel used for manufacturing pure sodium Downs Light Railway, the world's oldest private miniature railway ...
Canning Downs
... Canning Downs was the first residential establishment built by a white person on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia ...

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    Do you see that kitten chasing so prettily her own tail? If you could look with her eyes, you might see her surrounded with hundreds of figures performing complex dramas, with tragic and comic issues, long conversations, many characters, many ups and downs of fate,—and meantime it is only puss and her tail.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)