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fall forward

fall forward in Technology

A feature of a modem protocol where two modems which fall back to a lower speed because of data corruption can later return to the higher speed if the connection improves.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • His tyrant left the room; and in a few minutes afterwards Mark was seen to turn white and fall forward in his chair.

  • It was remarkable that I did not fall forward sprawling, unconscious.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • In the first attempt to use the sickle Terence was so awkward as to fall forward and break the implement into two pieces.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • For an instant the Lady Barbara seemed about to fall forward.

  • Lawrence saw one of his men reel and then fall forward, clutching his horse's neck.

  • Arizona saw him fall forward and lie clinging to his saddle-horn.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Belinda wanted to fall forward on his breast and have her laugh out in the dark warmth of his embrace.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • What I did was to fall forward upon oozing palms as the trap-door was let down with a bang.

    Witching Hill E. W. Hornung
  • The sudden cessation of resistance caused Kirkwood to fall forward across the still quivering body of his enemy.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
  • Finally my head began to fall forward; and before I knew it I was fast asleep.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer

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