GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To drop on; to descend on.
“Heavy fire began to fall on his ships and Behncke himself was wounded on his bridge.”
“The lessons of World War II, when air power proved to be a vital part — but still only a part — of the military team, and of Korea, when the air interdiction campaign — Operation Strangle — failed to strangle, were quickly forgotten, and some in Washington, including many laymen and a few professionals, anticipated quick results when the bombs began to fall on North Vietnam.”
“It was still not yet light when Russian artillery fire began to fall on the German positions near Krasny Bor and north of Smerdyna.”
“When they passed into the vicinity of Strathbogie, news was brought to Mary that Sir John and his father planned to fall on them as they slept in his castle, kill Maitland and Lord James, and abduct her.”
“This cursed cliff has been ready to fall on Meetpoint for a generation already.”
“If you permit Queen Cleopatra to rule her kingdom as Pharaoh and Queen, I will undertake to fall on my sword.”
“That only reminded them that they were also parchingly thirsty, without doing anything to relieve them: you cannot quench a terrible thirst by standing under giant oaks and waiting for a chance drip to fall on your tongue.”
“Shields was moving up Luray Valley, and might cross Massanutton to New Market, or continue south until he turned the mountain to fall on our trains near Harrisonburg.”
“Had he been a coyote, Lester Bargus would have been the runt that hangs at the margins of the group, lying down on its back when the stronger ones turned on it yet always ready to fall on the weak and the wounded when the frenzy struck.”
“(Dancers), Samobogi (Self-gods), Chisleniki (Computers), who have changed Sunday so as to fall on Wednesday, and Easter to the middle of the week, Pashkovites, Radstockites (so named after their founders), and numerous others, which exploit some peculiar tenant of their various founders and believers.”
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