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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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The investigation will allow the Commission to assess whether such support falls afoul of EU State Aid rules.
Even as information sources have been squeezed, Iraqi authorities have cracked down on the media, threatening to close newspapers and TV stations whose reporting falls afoul of the government line.
In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, physicist, author, and realist Russell Seitz wrote, "Like the Acme products that animate Road Runner cartoons, the gadgetry of [nanotechnology] dreams falls afoul not just of common sense but of the rigor of nature's laws.