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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?

fall

foul/afoul
1. Nautical To collide. Used of vessels.
2. To clash: fell foul of the law.
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A review of the evidence revealed an abundance of literature regarding falls in the adult population; however, literature on falls in the pediatric population is scarce.
It has been estimated that 424,000 people die each year all over the world because of falls and 80% of these incidents occur in low- or middle-income countries.
Nine different standardized falls were performed with three middle-aged subjects (aged 38-48 years).
lt;ADD> Falls at Stony Brook State Park Dansville, Steuben County Trail: stone; easy </ADD>
Toileting-related falls were identified previously and reported in the study conducted by Tzeng (2010).
The characteristics of those who have no follow-up preventive activities vary significantly between those with and without medical care for their falls," says Dr.
Those in the "vigorous" group (low actual and low perceived fall risk) were considered at low risk of future significant falls, while those in the "aware" group (high actual and high perceived fall risk) were considered at high risk of future significant falls.
Hence, birth rates fall, the workforce shrinks, and the share of the graying population rises.
As a result, some older people stop leaving the house, which makes them even weaker, less confident, and more likely to fall.
Normally, however, he utilizes either remote-operated vehicles (ROVs) or manned submersibles, studying the whale fall fauna in situ and also removing samples to the surface for closer inspection.
AS THE WHALE TURNS From the time Smith first realized that whale falls are lively spots on the ocean floor, he predicted that different assemblages of creatures would appear at each site in turn.
Events and attractions, such as summer blues and folk festivals, golf courses, Fort William in Thunder Bay, the Amethyst Mine Panorama, Kakabeka Falls, Ouimet Canyon and Eagle Canyon with its 300- and 600-foot suspension bridges, round out the fun.
Rather, on any given Sunday, if you want to rub elbows--or touch knees--with Washington's conservative power elite, the place to go is The Falls Church, an old, tony Episcopal parish in the leafy northern Virginia suburb of the same name.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, representing Darla Kay Wynne, a Great Falls resident and assistant national director of a group called Witches Against Religious Discrimination, sued the Great Falls mayor and town council for routinely opening council meetings with prayers invoking Jesus Christ.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in three people age 65 years and older falls each year.