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dalles

[dalz] /dælz/
plural noun
1.
the rapids of a river running between the walls of a canyon or gorge.
Also, dells.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; < Canadian French, plural of French dial. (Normandy) dalle literally, sink ≪ Germanic; compare Old English dæl dale
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dalles

/ˈdæləs; dælz/
plural noun
1.
(Canadian) a stretch of a river between high rock walls, with rapids and dangerous currents
Word Origin
from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): sink; compare dale
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