stone, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a meteorite; an aërolite. Falling tide, the ebb tide.
Falling weather, a rainy season. [Colloq.] Bartlett.
(Fal*lo"pi*an) a. [From Fallopius, or Fallopio, a physician of Modena, who died in 1562.]
(Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Fallopius; as, the Fallopian tubes or oviducts, the ducts or canals
which conduct the ova from the ovaries to the uterus.
(Fal"low) a. [AS. fealu, fealo, pale yellow or red; akin to D. vaal fallow, faded, OHG. falo, G.
falb, fahl, Icel. fölr, and prob. to Lith. palvas, OSlav. plavu white, L. pallidus pale, pallere to be
pale, Gr. polio`s gray, Skr. palita. Cf. Pale, Favel, a., Favor.]
1. Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound. Shak.
2. [Cf. Fallow, n.] Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.
Fallow chat, Fallow finch (Zoöl.), a small European bird, the wheatear See Wheatear.
(Fal"low), n. [So called from the fallow, or somewhat yellow, color of naked ground; or perh. akin
to E. felly, n., cf. MHG. valgen to plow up, OHG. felga felly, harrow.]
1. Plowed land. [Obs.]
Who . . . pricketh his blind horse over the fallows.Chaucer.
2. Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
The plowing of fallows is a benefit to land.Mortimer.
3. The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted,
has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
Be a complete summer fallow, land is rendered tender and mellow. The fallow gives it a better tilth
than can be given by a fallow crop.Sinclair. Fallow crop, the crop taken from a green fallow. [Eng.] Green fallow, fallow whereby land is rendered
mellow and clean from weeds, by cultivating some green crop, as turnips, potatoes, etc. [Eng.]
(Fal"low) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fallowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fallowing.] [From Fallow, n.] To
plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects,
and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.
(Fal"low deer`) [So called from its fallow or pale yellow color.] (Zoöl.) A European species
of deer much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in
England, where it is often domesticated in the parks.
(Fal"low*ist) n. One who favors the practice of fallowing land. [R.] Sinclair.
(Fal"low*ness), n. A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or manufactory,
through which goods are raised or lowered. [U.S.] Bartlett.
(Fal"sa*ry) n. [L. falsarius, fr. falsus. See False, a.] A falsifier of evidence. [Obs.] Sheldon.
(False) a. [Compar. Falser ; superl. Falsest.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF.
faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]
1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.