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  • n. Alternative spelling of dewfall.

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Examples

  • The most dangerous times are dawn and evening tide: the troopers spare their horses during the heat, and themselves during the dew-fall.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • We were both of us not a little stiff as the result of sleeping out in the open all that night, for even in Grand Canary the dew-fall and the comparative chill of darkness are not to be trifled with.

    The Lost Continent

  • The result of this state of things will be that the moisture will be precipitated mainly on the mountains during the cold of night -- in the form of frost -- and during the day this covering of frost will melt; and, just as we see a heavy dew-fall darken the ground in summer, so the melting ice will set off the elevated land against the arid plains below.

    The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays

  • And yet it came to pass That in a hamlet, 'neath a castled height, One Sunday, when a troop of sweethearts danced Upon the day of Roquefort fete, And to a fife the praises sang Of Saint James and the August weather -- That bounteous month which year by year, Through dew-fall of the evening bright, And heat of Autumn noons doth bring Both grapes and figs to ripening.

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • It was one of those legendary passions that sometimes occur, idyllic, untouched by civilisation, spontaneous as the growth of trees, natural as dew-fall, strong as the firm-seated mountains.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • Three days later the surgeons were gone, all three, and at the approach of dew-fall C├ęcile and Harry, Camille and I, walked in a field-path, gathered hedge roses, and debated the problem of

    The Cavalier

  • Christian faith and nurture can even push it out of the world, as in the silence of a dew-fall.

    Christian Nurture.

  • There is rain at intervals, and a heavy dew-fall, and sometimes a sea fog that makes it highly advisable to suspend all operations until it has lifted.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska

  • All wet with the deadly dew-fall, and she saw the great eyes stare

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

  • Of kine in the dew-fall wandering, and of oxen loosed from the wain,

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

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