from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fall of the year; the autumn.


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  • The process leading to leaf-fall is not affected by Indian summers or unusually cold weather.


  • It is her beauty and her safety both, her melodious hope, a thing of special merit, a cleansing, the fleet leaf-fall of something godly blowing through the world.


  • We have no snow here and have had only light frosts, but may I whine about the timing of leaf-fall in Austin?

    Whine Along With Me « Fairegarden

  • We had `leaf-fall problems,' `leaf-fall season,' `track adhesion problems,' and a number of others, but basically all it meant was that our trains were late.

    August 29th, 2007

  • Round here commuters are treated to the yearly joke of a "leaf-fall" train timetable.

    Commuting -the nightmare

  • Sawtooth CO2 is due to the seasonal sinking of carbon during summer and subsequent release during autumn leaf-fall in the temperature deciduous forests of the NH.

    An Analysis of the TOPEX Sea Level Record « Climate Audit

  • Agroforestry systems take advantage of trees for many uses, to hold the soil, to increase fertility through nitrogen fixation, or through bringing minerals from deep in the soil and depositing them by leaf-fall, to provide shade, construction materials, foods and fuel.

    Chapter 27

  • For the ground about him, with its padding of last year's thick leaf-fall sodden and trodden into soft pulp, showed no disturbance, but lay moist, dark and flat, unmarked by any convulsions of his feet or arms, or any trampling of an assailant round him.

    The Holy Thief

  • ‘Fading’ was also called lasse-lanta ‘leaf-fall’, or in Sindarin narbeleth ‘sun-waning’.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Right there the book stopped at leaf-fall early in November to await the outcome of those three cocoons.

    Moths of the Limberlost


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