downpour


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rainstorm

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an abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain

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The grey downpour was swept aside and vanished like the trailing garments of a ghost.
He tore the golden brooches that upheld Her queenly robes, upraised them high and smote Full on his eye-balls, uttering words like these: "No more shall ye behold such sights of woe, Deeds I have suffered and myself have wrought; Henceforward quenched in darkness shall ye see Those ye should ne'er have seen; now blind to those Whom, when I saw, I vainly yearned to know." Such was the burden of his moan, whereto, Not once but oft, he struck with his hand uplift His eyes, and at each stroke the ensanguined orbs Bedewed his beard, not oozing drop by drop, But one black gory downpour, thick as hail.
Suddenly a heavy cloud discharged itself at that moment in a fresh downpour of rain.
Toward midnight Tom Driscoll arrived at his lodgings from the theater in the heavy downpour, and closed his umbrella and let himself in; but when he would have shut the door, he found that there was another person entering--doubtless another lodger; this person closed the door and tramped upstairs behind Tom.
Then the sun came out, and drew forth the good incense of the deodars and the rhododendrons, and that far-off, clean smell which the Hill people call "the smell of the snows." The hot sunshine lasted for a week, and then the rains gathered together for their last downpour, and the water fell in sheets that flayed off the skin of the ground and leaped back in mud.
He who lived by the salt sea, in a land of tropic downpour, religiously shunned contact with water.
"It quickened with ambition under the dreary downpour of last winter, fought the violent early spring, flowered, and lured the insects and the bees, scattered its seeds, squared itself with its duty and the world, and - "
So when Etesian blasts from Thrace downpour Sweep o'er the blackening main and whirl to land From Ocean's cavernous depths his ooze and sand, Billow on billow thunders on the shore.
There was unchained wrath in the downpour, viciousness.
First along one fork he went, and then another, applying every test that his wonderful junglecraft was cognizant of; but again and again he was baffled, for the scent had been washed away by the heavy downpour, in every exposed place.
Similarly, the video projection Downpour, 2000--close-up footage of rain taken on a blustery day--is a working through of the literal implication of its title, which cheerfully ignores the fact that most downpours don't actually pour straight down.
Last August, residents of Great Yarmouth, England, were stunned to see a downpour of tiny silverfish.
Summary: Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Due to the relentless downpour which created waterlogging and flooding across the district, the schools and colleges have been ordered to remain closed tomorrow, said Naval Kishore Ram, District Collector (DC) Pune on Sunday.
KARACHI -- The heavy downpour turned the weather pleasant in Karachi but the city suffered power outages, on Monday.
In a video which has now gone viral on the internet, the chief minister is driving around in his car inspecting the havoc caused by the downpour.