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A 2005-2007 dry spell in the southeastern United States destroyed billions of dollars of crops, drained municipal reservoirs and sparked legal wars among a half-dozen statesâ€”but the havoc came not from exceptional dryness but booming population and bad planning, says a new study.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).