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Word: cataract

Definition: great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)


Sentences Containing 'cataract'

My fall was stopped by a terrible squash, that sounded louder to my ears than the cataract of Niagara; after which, I was quite in the dark for another minute, and then my box began to rise so high, that I could see light from the tops of the windows.
Were Niagara but a cataract of sand, would you travel your thousand miles to see it?
Floating on the waves we saw the abandoned boat, as for one instant it tossed and gaped beneath the ship's bows like a chip at the base of a cataract; and then the vast hull rolled over it, and it was seen no more till it came up weltering astern.

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