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  • noun A landslide.


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From earth +‎ fall. Cognate with Old Frisian irthfal, erthfel, erdfal, German Erdfall ("a sinkhole"), Danish jordfald, Swedish jordfall, Icelandic jarðfall. Compare waterfall.


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  • The saw must be just a few feet under the shallowest part of this earthfall.

    Homebody Card, Orson Scott 1998

  • Their largely unregulated tunnelling has made the mountainside unstable, government experts say, and heavy rains since last month had saturated the earth on top, triggering the deadly earthfall. | Top Stories 2012


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