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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fall off.
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While we were in this condition-the men yet labouring at the oar to bring the boat near the shore-we could see (when, our boat mounting the waves, we were able to see the shore) a great many people running along the strand to assist us when we should come near; but we made but slow way towards the shore; nor were we able to reach the shore till, being past the lighthouse at Winterton, the shore falls off to the westward towards Cromer, and so the land broke off a little the violence of the wind.
A dark ridge of fir trees falls off the fan brush, blurred at the bottom for mist, and out of the mist rolls hinterlands of Indian yellow and burnt-sienna weeds, dropping down into a long flat field by a gully with a dried-up bed.