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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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Turtles fall prey to poachers who kill the females, extract the eggs from their wombs and sell them as a supposed aphrodisiac.
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.
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
Strathern's rapid-fire summation of the life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky is well written and easily digested, but thin on such issues as the causes of Raskolnikov's madness and the hardships of widows and girls who fall prey to deceivers and to prostitution.
Makinde: Millions of African people go hungry every day and food productivity continues to fall prey to had weather, pests and diseases.
Let's face it: it's a lot easier to sell a strong stock than a weak one, and no company wants to fall prey to persistent short-sellers.
While it offers more evidence that the region is in the grip of a liberationist pop culture frenzy (see "Look Who's Rocking the Casbah," June), it also demonstrates that even the region's pop fandom can fall prey to conspiracy theories and divisiveness.
Philadelphia is now the third largest local council in the nation to fall prey to the radical conspiracy against the Boy Scouts.
Like Daedalus' crude fabrications, our wings still melt in the heat, and during travel, we fall prey to biologic hazards, exotic microbes.