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overfall

/ˈəʊvəˌfɔːl/
noun
1.
a turbulent stretch of water caused by marine currents over an underwater ridge
2.
a mechanism that allows excess water to escape from a dam or lock
3.
the point at which a sewer or land drainage discharges into the sea or a river
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  • I think there is not in the world so strange an overfall, nor so wonderful to behold.

    The Discovery of Guiana Sir Walter Raleigh
  • It was most probable that an overfall existed somewhere, and doubtless through a cleft in the granite.

    The Mysterious Island Jules Verne

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