from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as land-slide.
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Another, outstretched on the edge of the heap, has thrown his hand across our path; and in this place where there no traffic except by night -- for the trench is blocked just there by the earth-fall and inaccessible by day -- every one treads on that hand.
The daylight that is trickling through at the end, drop by drop, comes in by an earth-fall.
I heard him walking the room with troubled steps; and every step sounded as mournful to me as the earth-fall on the coffin-lid.