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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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A communist for years and proud of it, he fell afoul the House Un-American Activities Committee and went to jail for four months in 1950.
Because of his strong ties with Bhutto, he fell afoul of Gen.
The "Victorian values" that Thatcher sought to foster fell afoul of the celebration of material wealth that her rule brought about.
Nuri, now 62, was interior minister under both Presidents Rafsanjani and Khatami but fell afoul of conservatives for his outspokenness and was expelled from office by the Majlis.
His appointment to the head of the jury marks his rehabilitation in China after he fell afoul of authorities for his film "Seven Years in Tibet," about the Austrian adventurer Hein rich Harrer and the young Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader whom the Chinese government considers a dangerous separatist.
Likewise, the Holy Father maintained a cheerful demeanor when Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou fell afoul of protocol by kissing his hand, as one might kiss the hand of an Orthodox Priest.