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  • v. Present participle of overfall.

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Examples

  • We had oftentimes, as we sailed along the coast, great roots, the water as it were whirling and overfalling, as if it were the fall of some great water through

    The North-West Passage

  • The overfalling water flows into a bucket whose lower end is equipped with a calibrated nipple through which the water is discharged.

    Chapter 8

  • Saxon screamed in sudden wonder of delight, then caught her breath and gazed at the amazing peacock-blue of a breaker, shot through with golden sunlight, overfalling in a mile-long sweep and thundering into white ruin of foam on a crescent beach of sand scarcely less white.

    Chapter 6

  • The blow of the overfalling as well as that of the inrush moves about stones of great size; those three feet or more in diameter are often hurled by the action against the base of the steep, striking blows, the sharp note of which can often be heard above the general roar which the commotion produces.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • We had oftentimes, as we sailed along the coast, great roots, the water as it were whirling and overfalling, as if it were the fall of some great water through a bridge.

    Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

  • "If nothing else, they have kept that evil from overfalling us, for which alone we should be in their debt.

    The Guns Of The South

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