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DALLE (pronounced " dal," Fr. for a f...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 769 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DALLE (pronounced " dal," Fr. for a flag-stone or flat tile), a rapid falling over flat smooth rock surfaces in a river bed, especially in rivers flowing between basaltic rocks. The name is common in America, and came into use through the French employes of the Hudson's Bay Company. Well-known "dalles" are on the St Louis, St Croix and Wisconsin rivers. The " dalles " of the Columbia river are very beautiful, and have given its name to Dalles (1910 pop. 4880), county-seat of Wasco county, Oregon.
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