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  • n. Plural form of cataract.


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  • A tiny bridge, a pace across, arched over a miniature river that flowed with rapids and cataracts from a miniature lake stocked with myriad-finned, orange-miracled goldfish that in proportion to the lake and landscape were whales.

    The Tears of Ah Kim

  • The fiords of British Columbia are said to resemble those of Norway, and the whole coast, with its wooded shores, snowy mountain-peaks, and flashing cataracts, is marvellously beautiful.

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  • "My fingers have developed what in a sighted person might be called 'cataracts', but I still plough on."

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  • Whereas the city of Niagara Falls once evoked the hymeneal and sexual – honeymooners and Marilyn Monroe – today the cataracts are a mere cloud in the eye of the slot players at the nearby casinos.

    Decline and the Falls

  • I think his cataracts are a bit acvanced, either that or his bangs or too long, but not long enough to put in a top knot yet, but anyway, I figure the beeping ball will allow him to still play fetch as his eyesite continues to deteriorate.

    madrigle Diary Entry

  • Our path followed the Shire above the cataracts, which is now a broad deep river, with but little current.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Everything that he knew about the river, all that his spies and Lord Intef had been able to tell him, had convinced him that the cataracts were a barrier that could not be navigated.

    River God

  • I do not think that there are any properly so-called cataracts between

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton Volume II

  • We also treat children with more uncommon eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, droopy eyelids and tearing problems.

    Ophthalmology (Eye)

  • However, various other features associated with the normal aging process, such as cataracts and osteoarthritis, are not seen in children with progeria.

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