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  • n. Plural form of cascade.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cascade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range


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  • Water fell in cascades from the top of a hill behind the castle, and formed a large channel on which a number of swans floated.

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  • So taking handfuls of the mixed-up letters, he amused himself for some moments with letting them fall in cascades from his right into his hand.

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  • The principal charm, however, belongs to the grotto with the river which it discharges -- the site of which may be described as a semicircular termination of a valley on a natural platform half way up a cliff -- the water tumbles down in short cascades for some distance; the grotto inside is untouched by chisel squarings or embellishment, just as Juvenal wished the grot of AEgeria to be.

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  • The round, old, rust-brown tiles were covered by greyish moss, grass and small plants with yellow blossoms grew in the gutters; along the border of the terraces the aloes stood immovably still in their tubs, and creepers hung in dead cascades from the cornices.

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  • The river pursues its bright unwearied course through this enchanting landscape, now falling in cascades, now winding placidly at the foot of the silent hills and among the dark woods, and in one part forming a most beautiful natural bath, by pouring its waters into an enclosure of large, smooth, flat stones, overshadowed by noble trees.

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  • Wearing colossal flowing costumes called 'cascades' - that are many times larger than their avatars - the SkyDancers move through space, and become part of the stage themselves.

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  • One look at the image on the homepage will be one of the many reasons I’d love to go there, apart from the history that oozes out of it in cascades, of course.

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  • Some of those tools impressed the developers, including a so-called cascades feature that allows users to expand and shrink visual displays of data.

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  • Enrichment, the hardest stage of all, entails feeding the UF6 gas into clusters of connected high-speed centrifuges known as cascades.

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  • In any case, while the idea cascades down through the organization, an improvement team at the front line is created at the same time to prepare the people to use problem-solving tools and develop meeting skills essential for successful mini-company operation in the future.

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