plural noun
the rapids of a river running between the walls of a canyon or gorge.
Also, dells.

1825–35, Americanism; < Canadian French, plural of French dial. (Normandy) dalle literally, sink ≪ Germanic; compare Old English dæl dale

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a city in N Oregon.
Also called City of the Dalles.
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dalles (ˈdæləs, dælz)
pl n
(Canadian) a stretch of a river between high rock walls, with rapids and dangerous currents
[from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): sink; compare dale]

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In the combination dalles des morts it usually means a gravestone.
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