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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fallin(g, vbl. n. [ME. falling (c 1300), f. Fall v.] The act of falling or coming down; what has fallen. 1490 Irland Mir. fol. 124 b.
Eftir the fallin and syn of Adam
1533 Boece iv. xviii. 159.
The batell finalie be falling of the nycht was sunderit
1557 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 16.
The Magdalene brig betwix and Mussilburgh is dekeyit and at the falling down
a1586 Maitland Geneal. Setoun 38.
The caus of the fallin [of the dongeon]
a1578 Pitsc. I. 262/18.
Greit slaughter [was] maid of the kingis men … in the fallingis of the tymber

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