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windfall

1. something blown down by the wind, esp a piece of fruit
2. Chiefly US and Canadian a plot of land covered with trees blown down by the wind

Windfall

 

the uprooting of trees by the wind. Windfalls increase with the age of a forest. Trees suffering from root rot are particularly susceptible to windfall, as are trees grown in a dense forest that are left exposed after the felling of neighboring trees. In order to prevent windfall it is necessary to carry out systematic felling, plant wood stands, and lay wind-resistant borders.

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Horizontal equity is the variation of tax paid that remains unexplained after controlling for windfall profits or losses (Anderson, 1985; 1988; Enis & Craig, 1990; Grasso & Frischmann, 1992; Pierce, 1989).
Authorities said the suspect had a scheme in which he would make windfall profits when oil prices spiked upward.
Korean analysts are predicting windfall profits for the country's chipmakers following the publication of a report by US research firm IC Insights which predicts a strong recovery in the international DRAM market.
This kind of forest may not provide windfall profits for corporate stockholders, but it will, over time, provide a quality environment, continued human enjoyment, and reasonable financial dividends to the owners.
These changes can be exceedingly costly for some firms--while others secure windfall profits.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the mitigation provisions apply only to income taxes and not to the windfall profits tax, which was an excise tax.
We note with dismay that the distressed debt investors, who paid pennies on the dollar to acquired Nortel bonds after the commencement of the CCAA proceedings, are still pursuing outrageous interest claims that will allow them to reap windfall profits at the expense of the pensioners, their survivors and the disabled.
Huge windfall profits among investment banks are in prospect this year, fuelled by state interventions to prop up the system following the financial crisis and reduced competition after the demise of players such as Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.
The redistribution of windfall profits would help support Britain through these difficult times.
It is no longer acceptable for Government to stand on the sidelines while such astronomical windfall profits are raked in.