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- n. Plural form of lavafall.
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After lying dormant for almost two centuries, Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull (that's pronounced AY-uh-full-ay-ho-kul) volcano blew its top on March 30 - in the process spurring an evacuation of hundreds, while at the same time, drawing in more than 25,000 tourists from around the world, eager to see the "lavafalls" and fiery belching up close (but not without some danger as reports of tourist rescues are showing).
Long fingers of glowing-hot lava oozed down the other two staircases, dropping off their ends in thin lavafalls.
He grips the dial, and a moment before his entire lower arm is severed from his body, Jack West Jr. turns it and abruptly all the lavafalls flowing into the chamber stop.