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 for 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  windfall
      n 1: fruit that has fallen from the tree
      2: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden
         opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has
         created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes
         of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line" [syn:
         boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna
         from heaven, windfall, bunce]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "windfall":
     boast, bonus, buried treasure, catch, diamond, discovery, find,
     finding, foundling, gem, godsend, good thing, gravy, jewel, pearl,
     plum, pride, pride and joy, prize, treasure, treasure trove,
     trophy, trouvaille, trove, waifs, waifs and strays, windfall money,
     windfall profit, winner
  
  

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