- v become quiet or quieter
- v make calm or still
- v cause to be quiet or not talk
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- The Inside Swoop: Owls’ Noiseless Wings Can Help Design Quieter Aircraft, Turbines And Other Human Inventions
Owls have specialized feathers that help eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings and allow them to silently sneak up on their prey, and engineers could effectively recreate this feature to help quieten down airplanes and other loud human inventions, according to scientists. Researchers at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., who have been working to solve the mystery of how owls achieve ...
Nov. 25, 2013 - International Business Times
- Brian Laws in ESPN
It's been a very tough week, to say the least,said Laws. "As a manager I've been an easy target this week for criticism and hopefully that might just quieten them down for at least a few more days."
- Sir Alex Ferguson in Times Online
It's probably a good thing for him [to quieten down] because he was getting himself into all sorts of difficulties,Ferguson said in Macau yesterday on United's preseason tour of Asia. "JosÃ©'s not stupid. I think he's realised that...
- Steve McClaren in CNN International
Looking ahead to Saturday, McClaren said: "In any away game and especially in Europe and in internationals, you have to quieten the crowd, you have to control the game and play at your tempo. It's going to be a day for a backs-against-the-wall,...