from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A storm of rain; a rain.


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  • Ran into a rain-storm Ducked into a bar door It's all night pouring, pouring rain Lord but not a drop on me Test me, test me, test me, test me Why don't you arrest me Throw me in the jail house Lord, until the sun go down

    The WELL: Bertha

  • He returned home on foot at midnight, in a driving rain-storm.

    Les Miserables

  • But Anaurus, swelled by a rain-storm, blotted out the grave and memorial of Cycnus; for so Apollo,

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • This small lake was of most value as a neighbor in the intervals of a gentle rain-storm in August, when, both air and water being perfectly still, but the sky overcast, mid-afternoon had all the serenity of evening, and the wood thrush sang around, and was heard from shore to shore.


  • I took on Monday, and when we are clambering up it, some 600 feet above the hillocks, swish comes a terrific rain-storm at us accompanied by a squealing, bitter cold wind.

    Travels in West Africa

  • I opened my eyes to a heat-reeking plain, and a sky of that eternal metallic blue so lovely to painter and poet, so blank and deathlike to us, whose [Greek kalon] was tempest, rain-storm, and the huge purple nimbus.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • I wake on a morning like this one was, when it's dark and rainy, and there's nothing I want to do more than just lay back, close my eyes, and let the soothing sounds of the rain-storm lull me back to sleep.

    Oh, you didn't know I yodel?

  • It was impossible to take heavy exercise in the heat of the day; the evening usually saw a rain-storm which made the country a quagmire; and in the early morning the drenching dew and wet, slimy soil made walking but little pleasure.

    The Rough Riders

  • He had no wish to be caught in a heavy rain-storm on the exposed side of Billycock Hill!

    Five Go To Billycock Hill

  • The plane went on and on in the night, through a rain-storm, and then out into clear weather again, with a moon still bright in the sky.

    The Circus of Adventure


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