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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Dalles  \Dalles\  (d[a^]lz),  n.  pl  [F.  dalle  a  tube,  gutter, 
  A  rapid,  esp.  one  where  the  channel  is  narrowed  between  rock 
  walls.  [Northwestern  U.  S.  &  Canada] 
  The  place  below,  where  the  compressed  river  wound  like 
  a  silver  thread  among  the  flat  black  rocks,  was  the 
  far-famed  Dalles  of  the  Columbia.  --F.  H.  Balch.