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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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But Cleveland's hopes of victory soon fell to pieces as they slumped to 17-6 in the opening 10 overs of their innings.
Dietmar Hamann had earlier sent me an angry text message fuming about how little I had pocketed from Bjorn - 'you should have won at least pounds 40,000 from that' - and the Kaiser's attack really hit home as Mickelson and Fowler fell to pieces.
It's two years now and the hardest thing in life to bear is to want your dad and he's not there, so many times I've needed you and so many times I've cried, my life just fell to pieces dad on the day you died.
Mexico skipper Gerardo Torrado confidently beat keeper Troy Perkins with the spot kick and the Americans, who have fielded a second strength team in the tournament, promptly fell to pieces.
We all fell to pieces. I was saying, 'No, I'm getting on a plane'.
It fell to pieces when he started poking around with a screwdriver.
I remember this one young black woman who got about two-thirds of the way through the show and fell to pieces, and this little blue-haired docent from the Historical Society ran over to comfort her.
Take the doomed animal whose blood cells literally fell to pieces when he exposed the fish to light.