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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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A few works fall flat: The blue-and-white Untitled #62, 1998, looks a little too much like an artsy product shot.
Over the last 12 years he has cut the ribbon on many new enterprises promising hundreds of new jobs only to have deals fall flat and the businesses never materialize.
(The company's No Salt Added flavors fall flat, but you can perk them up with garlic, ground cumin, cayenne, and chili powder.)
But with the lower prices, mom-and-pop tortilla shops around the country have used more corn-based tortilla mix instead of corn flour-based products, making Minsa's revenues fall flat.
As a spinning coin, or disc, begins to fall flat it rattles with increasing speed until it abruptly stops.
THE PROBLEM WITH ALL THIS VIRTUOUS self-improvement, unfortunately, is that lots of us have bought the books, made the resolutions, and then proceeded to fall flat on our faces--again and again and again.
The ones that fall flat get feedback or are reconsidered.
Will olestra chips make the grade or will they fall flat? Stay tuned as science munches on and the taste tests begin.
"In a dry year," Webb says, "the fungus would fall flat on its face."