windfall


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Windfall \Wind"fall`\, n.
   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.
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   2. An unexpected legacy, or other gain.
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            He had a mighty windfall out of doubt. --B. Jonson.
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