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fall

1. verb To be arrested for a crime. Can you believe that mob kingpin finally fell?
2. noun One's arrest for a crime. I refuse to take the fall when I was barely involved in this to begin with.
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fall

1. in. to be arrested; to be charged with a crime. (see also fall guy.) I heard that Mooshoo fell. Is that right?
2. n. one’s arrest; being arrested and charged. (Underworld.) Who took the fall for the bank job?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

fall

foul/afoul
1. Nautical To collide. Used of vessels.
2. To clash: fell foul of the law.
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Mitteilung eines vierten Falles. Med Klin 1921;17:372-6.
(11) In the following lines he recapitulates what has happened in the previous pageant: We haue bene besie all pis morne To clothe hym and to croune with thorne, As falles for a role kyng.
The prayer scene of Q1 stresses the blackness of the King's "adulterous fault" ("say thy sinnes were blacker then is ieat, / Yet may contrition make them as white as snowe") and his desire to be washed "cleere" ("O that this wet that falles vpon my face / Would wash the crime cleere from my conscience!"), a metaphorics that continues as the scene proceeds ("let the deuell weare blacke," "sute of Sables," "damnable faces," "croking raven," "Thoughts blacke," "mixture rancke, of midnight weedes collected").
The most glaring omission appears at W&W 378 where Conlee prints Late lordes lyfe als pam falles and the manuscript reads Late lordes lyfe als pam liste, laddes als pam falles.
And howe a time for me I see preparde, I heare the lives and falles of many wyghtes: My tale therfore the better may be heard, Fox at the torche the litle candle lightes.