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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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Supplying steel to Iran is "prohibited," while dealing with the NIOC "is very likely to fall afoul of European Union and US sanctions," Jonathan Moss, partner and head of marine and trade at law firm DWF in London, told Reuters.
Some credit card programs and overdraft protection loans would also fall afoul of the new rules.
That implication seems to fall afoul of our intuitions about certain cases, such as the intuition that a world full of happy people and animals is better than a world full of miserable ones, even if the people and animals are different in the two cases, so that there is no one for whom the second world is better.