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The center-field fence at Curley measures out to about 330 feet, but in the springtime, countervailing winds kill most home run bids.
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Origin and Etymology of countervail
Middle English countrevailen, from Anglo-French cuntrevaloir, from cuntre- counter- + valoir to be worth, from Latin valēre — more at wield
First Known Use: 14th century
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