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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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Falling short of the team after a poor free skate, worth two-thirds of the total score, was Scott Davis, a two-time national champion.
For the fourth quarter, Cott Corporation announced earnings of 16 cents per diluted share, missing the consensus by approximately -30% and falling short of last year's 23 cents.
NYSE:DJ) recently posted fourth quarter earnings of 43 cents per diluted share, falling short of the consensus by approximately -4%.
Kroger Company (NYSE:KR) announced fiscal third quarter earnings per share of 19 cents, falling short of the consensus by approximately -17%.
In late October, the company reported diluted earnings per share of 31 cents for the third quarter, falling short of the consensus by more than -16%, and missing the year-ago level by about -14%.