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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Windfall \Wind"fall'\, noun

1. Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc. "They became a windfall upon the sudden." --Bacon.

2. An unexpected legacy, or other gain.

He had a mighty windfall out of doubt. --B. Jonson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

windfall

noun

1: fruit that has fallen from the tree

2: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line" [syn: {boom}, {bonanza}, {gold rush}, {gravy}, {godsend}, {manna from heaven}, {windfall}, {bunce}]


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