down east

adverb, often capitalized D&E

Definition of down east 

: in or into the northeast coastal section of the U.S. and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada specifically : in or into coastal Maine

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down east adjective often capitalized D&E

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The parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Tom Day Boulevard and Oregon Avenue, continue along Oregon Avenue to East Drive, travel down East Drive to Linden Avenue and end at the firehouse, off Linden Avenue. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department to mark 80 years of service with parade, festival," 6 July 2018 Sacramento investigators tracked down East Area Rapist suspect Joseph James DeAngelo using genealogical websites that contained genetic information from a relative, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday. Sam Stanton And Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Relative's DNA from genealogy websites cracked East Area Rapist case, DA's office says," 27 Apr. 2018 The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. when Pedro Diaz, 28, drove his 2019 Acura MDX in the center lane down east Hillsborough Avenue, striking the man who entered his path, according to FHP spokesman Sgt. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Man in wheelchair killed trying to cross dark road in Hillsborough County, troopers say," 7 June 2018 Sacramento investigators tracked down East Area Rapist suspect Joseph James DeAngelo using genealogical websites that contained genetic information from a relative, sources inside the Sacramento District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "Relative's DNA from genealogy websites cracked East Area Rapist case, officials say | The Sacramento Bee," 26 Apr. 2018 The procession starts at the MBTA’s Broadway Station, proceeds down East Broadway, loops around the neighborhood, and ends on Dorchester Street, near the T’s Andrew Station. BostonGlobe.com, "Five things to do, March 12-18," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of down east

1825, in the meaning defined above

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