Definitions

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  • n. A falling about; an incidental accessory or accretion; a happenstance; occurrence; instance.
  • n. A fall of water, usually lesser in size, near to or beside a larger, more predominant waterfall.

Etymologies

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From by- +‎ fall. Compare befall.

Examples

  • Over the summer, the corps hurriedly made temporary repairs, but byfall, corps officials warned there was still a 1-in-25 chance that heavy rains might force them to release enough water to cause flooding in the valley.

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