Crossword clues for rain
- Spring fall
- It may come in sheets
- It often occurs following a car wash, seemingly
- It can come in sheets
- "Purple ___" (Prince hit)
- Water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
- Drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
- Anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
- Answer to many a farmer's prayer
- Kind of tree or forest
- Play based on a Maugham tale
- "The ___ in Spain"
- Colton-Randolph play: 1922
- ___ cats and dogs
- A blessing or bane
- Type of check or gauge
- Kind of check or coat
- Play featuring Sadie Thompson
- Jeanne Eagels vehicle
- Kind of forest
- Delayer at Wimbledon
- Cloudburst result
- Picnic deterrent
- Eagels vehicle: 1922
- Monsoon phenomenon
- "Miss Thompson," on stage
- April forecast
- Short story about Sadie Thompson
- Aqueous descent
- Jeanne Eagels vehicle: 1922
- Meteorological prognostication
- 1922 play
- Prince's "Purple ___"
- Crawford film from a Maugham work
- Play based on a Maugham story
- Broadway play of 1922
- It's sent by Jupiter Pluvius
- Word with check or coat
- Cloud contents
- Pluvious forecast
- Type of coat or check
- Word with coat or check
- Weather word
- Pluvious event
- Maugham story
- Drought reliever
- Give profusely
- Alternative to shine
- This brings out gamps and bumbershoots
- Puddle source
- April visitor
- Jeanne Eagles vehicle: 1922
- Weather forecast
- Play re Sadie Thompson
- Willard Scott word
- Kind of bow or fall
- Type of forest
- Bestow abundantly
- Lowland fall in Spain
- Backdrop for Gene Kelly
- Deterrent for some voters
- Play inspired by a Maugham story
- Rattler on the roof
- "Don't ___ on my parade!"
- Fall or drop leader
- Play about Sadie Thompson
- Colton-Randolph play
- Classic play based on a Maugham tale
- Pitter-patter, perhaps
- Parade stopper
- Wet forecast
- Picnic hamperer
- Many a Seattle weather forecast
- Kind of check
- Farmer's prayer, perhaps
- Reason for postponement
- Sahara rarity
- See 47-Across
- Classic Maugham short story
- Parade spoiler
- 1994 Peace Nobelist
- Picnic spoiler
- Storm production
- Seeders make it
- Fall in April?
- Picnicker's worry
- Drops from the sky
- Drops from above
- A pluviometer measures it
- Reservoir filler
- Subject of some prayers
- Pitter-patter maker
- Parade spoiler, perhaps
- Gobi rarity
- Game delayer
- Common cause of postponement
- Outdoor event planner's worry
- Drops down from above
- Game stopper
- Ballgame spoiler
- Acid ___
- Flooding cause
- Desert rarity
- Cause for umbrellas
- Farmer's prayer
- It may delay things
- Drought relief
- Word repeated before "go away"
- Mac user's motivation
- Common Seattle forecast
- Reason for a makeup game
- Cause of a game cancellation
- Word after "ppd." on a sports page
- Not be fair?
- Cause for a game delay
- Picnic problem
- It often messes tresses
- Reason for a delay, perhaps
- It may come in buckets
- Cause of delay
- Pavement pounder
- Drizzle, say
- Drought ender
- Reason for a game delay
- Best Picture between "The Last Emperor" and "Driving Miss Daisy"
- *Drought ender
- Makeup of some sheets
- Drops out of the sky
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rain \Rain\ (r[=a]n), n. & v.
Rain \Rain\ (r[=a]n), n. [OE. rein, AS. regen; akin to OFries. rein, D. & G. regen, OS. & OHG. regan, Icel., Dan., & Sw. regn, Goth. rign, and prob. to L. rigare to water, to wet; cf. Gr. bre`chein to wet, to rain.] Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.
Rain is water by the heat of the sun divided into very
small parts ascending in the air, till, encountering
the cold, it be condensed into clouds, and descends in
Fair days have oft contracted wind and rain.
Note: Rain is distinguished from mist by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, it is called mist; and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only individually indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air. See Fog, and Mist.
Rain band (Meteorol.), a dark band in the yellow portion of the solar spectrum near the sodium line, caused by the presence of watery vapor in the atmosphere, and hence sometimes used in weather predictions.
Rain bird (Zo["o]l.), the yaffle, or green woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] The name is also applied to various other birds, as to Saurothera vetula of the West Indies.
Rain fowl (Zo["o]l.), the channel-bill cuckoo ( Scythrops Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]) of Australi
Rain gauge, an instrument of various forms for measuring the quantity of rain that falls at any given place in a given time; a pluviometer; an ombrometer.
Rain goose (Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver, or loon.
Rain prints (Geol.), markings on the surfaces of stratified rocks, presenting an appearance similar to those made by rain on mud and sand, and believed to have been so produced.
Rain quail. (Zo["o]l.) See Quail, n., 1.
Rain water, water that has fallen from the clouds in rain.
Rain \Rain\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rained (r[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raining.] [AS. regnian, akin to G. regnen, Goth. rignjan. See Rain, n.]
To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.
The rain it raineth every day.
To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.
Rain \Rain\ (r[=a]n), v. t.
To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.
Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.
--Ex. xvi. 4.
To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English regn "rain," from Proto-Germanic *regna- (cognates: Old Saxon regan, Old Frisian rein, Middle Dutch reghen, Dutch regen, German regen, Old Norse regn, Gothic rign "rain"), with no certain cognates outside Germanic, unless it is from a presumed PIE *reg- "moist, wet," which may be the source of Latin rigare "to wet, moisten" (see irrigate). Rain dance is from 1867; rain date in listings for outdoor events is from 1948. To know enough to come in out of the rain (usually with a negative) is from 1590s. Rainshower is Old English renscur.
Old English regnian, usually contracted to rinan; see rain (n.), and compare Old Norse rigna, Swedish regna, Danish regne, Old High German reganon, German regnen, Gothic rignjan. Related: Rained; raining. Transferred and figurative use of other things that fall as rain (blessings, tears, etc.) is recorded from c.1200.\n
\nTo rain on (someone's) parade is attested from 1941. Phrase to rain cats and dogs is attested from 1738 (variation rain dogs and polecats is from 1650s), of unknown origin, despite intense speculation. One of the less likely suggestions is pets sliding off sod roofs when the sod got too wet during a rainstorm. (Ever see a dog react to a rainstorm by climbing up on an exposed roof?) Probably rather an extension of cats and dogs as proverbial for "strife, enmity" (1570s).
alt. 1 (context impersonal English) To have rain fall from the sky. 2 To fall as or like rain. 3 (context intransitive English) To fall in large quantities. 4 (context transitive English) To issue (something) in large quantities. n. 1 Condensed water falling from a cloud. 2 (context figuratively English) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops. 3 (context figuratively English) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air. vb. 1 (context impersonal English) To have rain fall from the sky. 2 To fall as or like rain. 3 (context intransitive English) To fall in large quantities. 4 (context transitive English) To issue (something) in large quantities.
v. precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding" [syn: rain down]
Rain is a type of precipitation.
Rain or RAIN may also refer to:
Rain is a 2001 New Zealand film directed by Christine Jeffs. A debut film by Jeffs, it was released in New Zealand in 2001 and internationally in 2002. It concerns the coming of age of 13-year-old Janey, and is based on the novel Rain, written by Kirsty Gunn. Rain was produced by Philippa Campbell.
"Rain" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure. It is the third single from Erasure's eighth studio album, Cowboy (1997). Mute Records distributed the single on CD and vinyl in the UK and Europe. Some releases, titled Rain Plus, had so many remixes and live recordings, that the number of the tracks and their combined running-time made Rain Plus ineligible for ranking on the UK Singles Chart.
Rain is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. Originating as a palette-swapped joke red herring inserted into Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon in order to stir up fan interest in the game, he became a playable character in the follow-up title Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
In the games, Rain hails from the otherworldly realm of Edenia like Kitana and Jade, but he does not share his compatriots' allegiance to their homeland and instead opts to serve evil Outworld emperor Shao Kahn. He plays his most prominent role in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, where he is revealed to be a demigod and related to the protagonist of the game's storyline.
Since his UMK3 debut, Rain's presence in the Mortal Kombat franchise has been relatively sparse, as he has been selectable in only the series' two compilation titles (Trilogy and Armageddon) and the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, for which he was a later addition to the character roster as downloadable content, while he appears as a nonplayable character in 2015's Mortal Kombat X. General critical reception to the character has been mainly negative in response to his origins and some of his finishing moves.
"Rain" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the " Paperback Writer" single. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the album Revolver though neither appears on that album.
Written by John Lennon although credited to Lennon–McCartney, "Rain" has been called the Beatles' finest B-side, noted for its slowed-down rhythm track and backwards vocals, both of which were a hint of things to come on Revolver, released two months later.
Three promotional films were made for the song "Rain". These videos, along with other Beatles videos at the time, sparked George Harrison to say during the Beatles Anthology, "So I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV."
Jung Ji-hoon (, , , born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage nameRain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer.
Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting (Best Actor) award for his role in the drama Full House with Song Hye Kyo. After starring in A Love To Kill with Kim Sa-rang (actress) and Shin Min-a, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award. Rain acted in another Korean film, R2B: Return to Base, that was released in August 2012.
In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment but still retains collaborative relationship with Park Jin-young. In 2013, it was announced he would be discharged from the army on July 10, 2013, and Rain had signed a contract with Cube DC, a sub-label of Cube Entertainment whose CEO is the former President of JYP Entertainment.
The plot of the film is based on the 1923 play Rain by John Colton and Clemence Randolph, which in turn was based on the short story "Miss Thompson" (later retitled "Rain") by W. Somerset Maugham. Actress Jeanne Eagels had played the role on stage. Other movie versions of the story include: a 1928 silent film titled Sadie Thompson starring Gloria Swanson, and the heavily sanitized Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), which starred Rita Hayworth.
In 1960, the film entered the public domain in the USA due to the copyright claimant's failure to renew the copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.
Rain is an EP by 40 Below Summer. The disc is a re-release of the band's much sought-after independent EP, before they signed with London-Sire Records. The EP was released on July 31, 2007 via Crash Music Inc.
Ra:IN (stands for Rock and Inspiration) is a Japanese instrumental rock band. Formed in 2002 by Pata, Michiaki and Tetsu, the group is signed to the Danger Crue label. Former hide with Spread Beaver keyboardist DIE joined the band in May 2007, and drummer Tetsu left in April 2014, being replaced by Ryuichi Nishida. They have released three albums, a single and a two track EP, and have toured extensively, including international shows in China, Taiwan, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Russia.
Rain is a 2008 album by Joe Jackson. It was released by Rykodisc on 28 January 2008 in the UK and one day later in the U.S.
Jackson plays piano and sings, and Graham Maby on bass and David Houghton on drums are the only other musicians. It was recorded at Planet Roc in Berlin, Germany. A limited edition version of the album included a CD and a bonus DVD containing over 40 minutes of material, including concert and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Jackson performed a full UK tour.
"Rain" is a song by American singer Madonna from her fifth studio album Erotica (1992). The song was released on August 5, 1993 by Maverick Records as the album's fifth single internationally and the fourth single in North America. It was later included on her ballad compilation album Something to Remember (1995). The song was written and produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone. A pop ballad with influence from trip hop and new-age music, "Rain" features a more "friendly" composition than the other singles released from the album. Lyrically the song likens rain to the empowering effect of love, and as with water's ability to clean and wash away pain. Like the other songs on Erotica, sexual contact is also a possible interpretation of the song.
"Rain" received positive response from music critics, who noted it as an exceptional ballad amongst the overtly sexual content on Erotica. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while becoming a top-ten hit in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The accompanying music video was shot in black and white by director Mark Romanek and colored manually with blue tones. It features Madonna singing the song against various backdrops on a set. The music video was praised by many critics for its innovation and cinematography. Madonna has only performed the song during The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993, while a remixed version of the song was used as a video interlude during her 2008–09 Sticky & Sweet Tour.
"Rain" is the second song released by Australian Idol series two runner-up Anthony Callea, and features on his self-titled debut album Anthony Callea (2005). It was released as a double A-side set features the song plus his recording of Simon & Garfunkel's song " Bridge over Troubled Water", which he performed on Australian Idol.
The CD single for the song was released as a three-track standard version with the B-side "Don't Tell Me". It was also available for a short time as a limited edition collector's 2CD tri-gatefold set with a second B-side, "Wanna Be the One".
'Rain '(stylized as rain), also known in Asia as Lost in the Rain, is an adventure video game developed by SCE Japan Studio published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 video game console. The game was first revealed at Gamescom and was released as a digital download on the PlayStation Network in 2013. While the digital version is available in all regions, the games physical disc based release was limited to in Japan, with only Japanese language options, and a Hong Kong and Taiwan release containing English and Traditional Chinese language options. This last version is the only way to acquire an English language copy of the game in physical form, making it a sought after collectible.
"Rain" is a song by The Cult from their Love album. It was briefly known as "Sad Rain" during its recording, and the lyrics were reportedly inspired by a Hopi rain dance. Ultimately it was the second single released from that album following " She Sells Sanctuary". It peaked at #17 on the UK singles chart, and has always been a live favourite, being performed at almost every gig since its release.
Despite the song's popularity, after performing it live in November 1989 at Wembley, singer Ian Astbury said, "So you like that one?" and after the audience cheered, Astbury responded by saying, "Personally, I don't." This can be heard on bootleg live audio and video recordings of the concert.
There is one alternate version to the song, an extended remix titled "(Here Comes The) Rain". The remix version of this song was used during a party sequence in the film Demoni 2, and the original version plays during the end credits to the film. The original version also appeared on the soundtrack to the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
Rain is a 1929 Dutch short documentary film directed by Mannus Franken and Joris Ivens. It premiered on December 14, 1929, in the Amsterdam Filmliga’s theater, De Uitkijk.
"Rain" is a song by Mika, released as the second single from his second studio album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much. The song was produced and mixed by Greg Wells and features violinist Owen Pallett.
"Rain" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1976. It was included on the album Blue for You.
The track "Rain" was originally intended to be included on the album On The Level, but at the time of the recording sessions Rick Parfitt had not completed the song and so it was held over to the band's next release.
Rain is a 2005 Bollywood erotic- thriller film directed by Amol Shetge and produced by Vinod Bachchan under the banner of V. R. Entertainers. It features actors Meghna Naidu and Himanshu Malik in the lead roles. Satish–Ajay scored the music for the film.
Rain is a 2006 film directed by Craig DiBona. The screenplay was written by Andrew Neiderman, based on the novel by V. C. Andrews. It premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, although it did not receive further domestic distribution.
Rain is a 2008 film directed by Maria Govan. This was among the first feature productions to be shot entirely by citizens of the Bahamas. Rain marks the final film of actor Calvin Lockhart.
The major cause of rain production is moisture moving along three-dimensional zones of temperature and moisture contrasts known as weather fronts. If enough moisture and upward motion is present, precipitation falls from convective clouds (those with strong upward vertical motion) such as cumulonimbus (thunder clouds) which can organize into narrow rainbands. In mountainous areas, heavy precipitation is possible where upslope flow is maximized within windward sides of the terrain at elevation which forces moist air to condense and fall out as rainfall along the sides of mountains. On the leeward side of mountains, desert climates can exist due to the dry air caused by downslope flow which causes heating and drying of the air mass. The movement of the monsoon trough, or intertropical convergence zone, brings rainy seasons to savannah climes.
The urban heat island effect leads to increased rainfall, both in amounts and intensity, downwind of cities. Global warming is also causing changes in the precipitation pattern globally, including wetter conditions across eastern North America and drier conditions in the tropics. Antarctica is the driest continent. The globally averaged annual precipitation over land is , but over the whole Earth it is much higher at . Climate classification systems such as the Köppen climate classification system use average annual rainfall to help differentiate between differing climate regimes. Rainfall is measured using rain gauges. Rainfall amounts can be estimated by weather radar.
"Rain" (also credited as Rain (2005) and Rain (2005) [Alternate Single Version]) is a song by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. It is the third single of their second album, We Are Not Alone.
The 2005 single version of Rain is found only on newer pressings of We Are Not Alone. This version is a full-band version of "Rain" (as opposed to the original version in which the only instrument used is an acoustic guitar). The song was performed on AOL Sessions along with " So Cold" and " Sooner or Later".
Rain was a short-lived American band, considered a key part of the second wave of Washington, D.C.'s Revolution Summer movement, which itself is regarded as the original wave of emotional hardcore punk. They followed acts like Embrace and Rites of Spring.
The band was also notable for comprising members of other influential hardcore/punk acts; Bert Queiroz spent time in Youth Brigade and Jon Kirschten had a stint with Gray Matter prior to forming Rain, while Eli Janney later formed noted post-hardcore act Girls Against Boys with brother Scott after Rain's dissolution.
The band formed as a three-piece in 1986. After playing several shows, the band recorded twice in 1987. The first session resulted in the band's demo tape, which surfaced shortly thereafter. For the second session, second guitarist Scott McCloud joined the band. "Worlds at War," from this second session, appeared on Dischord's 1989 compilation, State of the Union. However, the full session was not released until 1990, when Guy Picciotto ( Fugazi, Rites of Spring), put it out as a 12" EP on his Peterbilt label with the title La Vache Qui Rit.
They broke up shortly thereafter.
La Vache Qui Rit was remastered and reissued on compact disc by Dischord/Peterbilt in late 2007.
"Rain" is a 1998 single released by the group SWV. The musical backing track is based on Jaco Pastorius's "Portrait of Tracy." First heard in 1997 on the group's third album Release Some Tension, the song was released as a single the next year. It peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart. Singer Tyrese appeared in the song's music video. He would later sing the hook on " Pullin' Me Back", a song by rapper Chingy, which sampled "Rain". Smooth jazz musician Norman Brown covered the song on his 1999 album, Celebration. Toronto based producer duo Team Majestic Music, also sampled "Rain" for their song "Let It Fall."
Rain were an alternative rock band from Liverpool, England, who had a minor hit in 1991 with "Lemonstone Desired".
"Rain" is the seventeenth single by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Yui. It was released on November 24, 2010. The title song is a tie-in for the Fuji TV drama series Perfect Report. The single reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.
Rain is a collection of poetry by the Scottish poet Don Paterson.It was published in 2009 by Faber and Faber and won the Forward poetry prize for best poetry collection of the same year.
"Rain" is a song by the English progressive rock/ hard rock band Uriah Heep, which was originally released on their fifth studio album, The Magician's Birthday, in 1972. Though the song was never released as a single, it is one of the most well-known songs from the album. It was written by Ken Hensley, who also performed the keyboard/ piano element of the song, with vocals by David Byron. It was the band's first song to utilize only the keyboards/piano and vocals. AllMusic said the song was a "lovely piano ballad".
"Rain" is a 1997 song by Guano Apes. It was first released on January 1998 as a promotional single, but later had a full release on May 1998 as their second single from their debut album Proud Like a God. It is one of the songs by the band to have a softer sound, followed by "Don't You Turn Your Back on Me", "Living in a Lie", "Pretty in Scarlet" and "Quietly". The music video shows the band walking on a desert, looking for rain.
"Rain" is a song written and performed by Creed. It is their second single from their 2009 album, Full Circle.
The single was released through MSN Music on September 22, 2009, hit radio airplay September 23, 2009, and was released as a digital download on October 6, 2009 on iTunes and other digital retailers.
The feedback for the song has been positive, and has been competing in rank on sites such as iTunes with " Overcome". It has reached #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #67 on the Billboard Digital Songs. It has since re-entered the Hot 100 at #91, matching its previous peak. "Rain" also made its debut in the ARIA Charts at number 66 in Australia.
Rain is a single by the Australian post-punk band Man in the Wood and one of only two releases under that name before the change to Tlot Tlot in 1991.
Unlike other Man in the Wood and Tlot Tlot releases, this single was not released on any label, however the catalogue number MAN 001 can be seen in the runout groove. On this release, drummer Stanley Paulzen is credited by his middle name of Jason.
Rain is the fifth album from the band Sons of Korah. It was released in August 2008 by Wordsong Artists.
Rain is an Indonesian soap opera musical comedy drama produced by Amanah Surga Productions that airs daily on SCTV. The cast includes Cassandra Sheryl Lee, Randy Martin, Stefhanie Zamora Husen, Salshabilla Adriani, Endy Arfian with cameo appearances from actors from Indonesian films and television.
"Rain" is a song by South Korean singer Kim Tae-yeon, a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. It was released digitally on February 3, 2016.
Rain, originally entitled Sadie Thompson (1997), is an American opera by Richard Owen, based on the 1921 short story Rain by Somerset Maugham. The first version, named not after the story title, but like the 1928 Gloria Swanson film named after the female leading character, Sadie Thompson, was premiered 20 November 1997. The revised version of the opera, Rain, was premiered by Camerata New York at Alice Tully Hall 20 February, 2003. A recording of the 2003 performances was issued on Albany Records.
Rain is a 1921 short story by W. Somerset Maugham about a prostitute, Sadie Thompson, and a missionary. The story was the basis of a number of adaptations including Rain, a 1922 play by John Colton and Clemence Randolph starring Jeanne Engels, Sadie Thompson, a 1928 silent film starring Gloria Swanson, and Sadie Thompson, a 1977 opera by U.S. judge Richard Owen.
Rain is the second album by American singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey, released in 1994. It was reissued in 2001 by Signature Sounds.
Usage examples of "rain".
The aborigines have an overwhelming advantage in the Misty Mire during the Rains.
From their midst, ornate cast-iron pillars sprouted, acanthus leaves flowing into cantilevered struts supporting flat canopies that sheltered the roadway from the rain.
It was not quite light the next morning, when Ace awakened to the cool dampness of a fine, misty rain on his face.
The mist became a light, steady rain, and as Ace rode along, a soft patter filled the stillness of aspen and pine.
There had been decent spring rains that year and the acequias, the irrigation channels that the Romans had built, ran fresh with icy water.
Looking down, the trio in the aerophane could see London grow mad, grave men skipping about in the rain like schoolboys at the first fall of snow.
He allowed the others to dip their fingers in it when cool and use it to wipe their skins to relieve the intolerable itching caused by the aerosol rain from the trees.
She imagined the smell of the rain forest and the chatter of monkeys, the rustle of agoutis, the slither of anacondas, the screech of macaws.
After several seconds another sound cut through the rain: the strident clangor of the alarum bells in the tower of St.
Some of the characters in my tale are present in the Void Which Bind largely as scars, holes, vacancies -- the Nemes creatures are such vacuums, as are Councillor Albedo and the other Core entities -- but I was able to track some of the movements and actions of these beings simply by the movement of that vacancy through the matrix of sentient emotion that was the Void, much as one would see the outline of an invisible man in a hard rain.
The boy smiled up at him, and now Alee smiled back and cuffed his ear, then they stepped out into the driving rain.
The loss in manuring matters, which is incurred in keeping manure-heaps exposed to the weather, is not so much due to the volatilization of ammonia as to the removal of ammoniacal salts, soluble nitrogenized organic matters, and valuable mineral matters, by the rain which falls in the period during which the manure is kept.
There was only the sound of the rain and the rasp of breathing while the girl, mute, amnesiac, shorn, and wasted, climbed out over the brink of the mine-shaft.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and- now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it- set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
I finished mounting antennas, rain gauge, wind vane, and anemometer on the roof of our control tower, it looked more like some scientific outpost than a deer blind.