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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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They were concerned that Syria will fall prey to actors whose agenda has nothing to do with Syria if violence continued, " Ban's press office said in a statement.
Smoothing volatility with safe and low-yielding investments such as bonds and money funds may likely fall prey to the effects of inflation, which has grown an average rate of 3.9%, since 1948, according to the U.S.
In this elusive pursuit of physical and technical perfection, the studio transforms into a carnival of funhouse mirrors, where the eye and mind insidiously fall prey to daily warping of the self-image.
The point becomes not to fall prey to a binary structuring (something tastes good or bad) or an occluding tautology (strawberries taste like strawberries) but to fully experience eating without losing that sensation's immediacy.
Regardless of whether it's true, a publication of your type and coverage should not fall prey to such yellow and morbid journalism found in the story [about drug dealers smuggling cocaine inside dogs' bellies, "Point of View," April 2005].
Presently, there is a lack of large-scale studies that rely on objective measures over self-reporting, which is less reliable and may fall prey to widely-held beliefs that exercise promotes sleep.
North Cork has been hit by a wave of fraudulent emails claiming to be from banks, raising concerns that people may fall prey to the criminals behind the scam.
Starting Out: Alekhine's Defence is an extensive guide for intermediate to advanced chess players to the controversial oppening in which Black attacks from its very first move, seeking to provoke White into a central pawn formation that will fall prey to a deadly counterattack.
Tokyo stocks slip, fall prey to last-minute profit-taking
Makinde: Millions of African people go hungry every day and food productivity continues to fall prey to had weather, pests and diseases.