Niagara Falls

the falls of the Niagara River: in Canada, the Horseshoe Falls, 158 feet (48 meters) high; 2,600 feet (792 meters) wide; in the U.S., American Falls, 167 feet (51 meters) high; 1,000 feet (305 meters) wide.

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In the documentary, we hear multiple descriptions of what it’s like to take a big wave on the head at Nazaré—like going over Niagara Falls or like having a skyscraper fall on top of you.

It was as if Green-Wood, which had been the model for New York’s first parks and was said to rival Niagara Falls as America’s most popular destination, was reborn—a refuge for the living as much as the dead.

It runs by headline sites like Niagara Falls and the Gilded Age Boldt Castle in New York’s Thousand Islands, but equally compelling are the little unsung harbor towns, farmlands, and the 29 lighthouses along the way.

The nearly 90-foot-long limestone span was known in the annals of early America as the second-most-dramatic bit of scenery after Niagara Falls , and it became a popular tourist destination in the 19th century.

We’ve probably all had the experience of walking past a familiar neighborhood where a street corner suddenly triggers a memory of a great restaurant nearby, causing Niagara Falls in our mouths and for us to seek it out.

Evidence is piling up that as men do more of the caregiving, violence against women falls.

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It was in a tiny dark overheated little bar called Niagara, and three women read before me, younger and one not so much younger.

Despite general good intentions, however, even good physicians can deliver care that falls short.

This is where I think the argument against me falls off the cliff.

Jonathan Gruber, the economist who helped design Romneycare and the Affordable Care Act, falls on his sword before Congress.

Death comes in, the bread at the feast turns black, the hound falls down—and so on.

I suppose the hammer falls back more slowly from the string, and that makes the tone sing longer.

Indian battle at Turner’s falls, on Connecticut river above Greenfield.

For down he falls into the raging waters below and is a lucky man if he is not dashed to pieces on the sharp rocks.

Cannonade between forts George and Niagara, and bombardment from all the batteries.

British Dictionary definitions for Niagara Falls

(functioning as plural) the falls of the Niagara River, on the border between the US and Canada between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario: divided by Goat Island into the American Falls, 50 m (167 ft) high and approximately 300 m (985 ft) wide, and the Horseshoe or Canadian Falls, 47 m (158 ft) high and by some estimates well over 800 m (2625 ft) wide

(functioning as singular) a city in W New York State, situated at the falls of the Niagara River. Pop: 78 815 (2001)

(functioning as singular) a city in S Canada, in SE Ontario on the Niagara River just below the falls: linked to the city of Niagara Falls in the US by three bridges. Pop: 78 815 (2001)

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Niagara Falls

Waterfall in western New York state and southern Ontario, Canada.

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