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  • v. To collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon)
  • v. To be defeated or thwarted (by); to suffer ( + of)


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  • The horses were ready to fall foul on one another, when the Duke of Nemours, for fear of hurting the King, retreated abruptly, and ran back his horse against a pillar with so much violence that the shock of it made him stagger.

    The Princess of Cleves

  • “The old man’ll be wantin’ yer on deck, an’ this ayn’t no d’y to fall foul of ’im.”

    Chapter 2


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