smokefall

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Etymology[edit]

From smoke +‎ fall

Noun[edit]

smokefall (plural smokefalls)

  1. The close of the day before nightfall, when fog comes.
    • 1935: T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, "Burnt Norton" (possible neologism)
      The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
  2. The soot fallout from a cloud of smoke.
    • 1985: T.S. Ledley and S.L. Thompson, Potential effect of nuclear war smokefall on sea ice (apparent neologism)
      The largest sea ice perturbations are generated by smokefall in spring.
  3. An artificial waterfall of smoke for shows; a smoke fall.

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