decline (v.) 2
fall, descend, come down
Cor I.i.191 [Martius to Menenius] Who thrives and who declines
Cor II.i.154 [Volumnia to Menenius, of Coriolanus' arm] Which, being advanced, declines, and then men die
Ham II.ii.476 [First Player to all, of Pyrrhus' sword] declining on the milky head / Of reverend Priam
TC IV.v.189 [Nestor to Hector, of Hector's sword] Not letting it decline on the declined [i.e. fall on the vanquished]

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