Falling
Falling Fall"ing, a. & n. from {Fall}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Falling away}, {Falling off}, etc. See {To fall away}, {To fall off}, etc., under {Fall}, v. i.

{Falling band}, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th century.

{Falling sickness} (Med.), epilepsy. --Shak.

{Falling star}. (Astron.) See {Shooting star}.

{Falling stone}, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a meteorite; an a["e]rolite.

{Falling tide}, the ebb tide.

{Falling weather}, a rainy season. [Colloq.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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