blood rain


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blood rain

[′bləd ‚rān]
(meteorology)
Rain of a reddish color caused by dust particles containing iron oxide that were picked up by the raindrops during descent.
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I reckon if this blood rain from the Sahara keeps up into next week, a right-wing newspaper will accuse Corbyn of carrying out pagan sorcery to invoke a Red Christmas and brainwash kids into rejecting Christ for communism.
Blood rain is believed to be caused by red dust suspended in the water or by the presence of micro-organisms.
Earlier this month, Britain was shrouded in a cloud of Saharan dust, known as blood rain, as the temperatures soared.
FORECASTERS say the North East has nothing to fear from smog or blood rain.
Blood rain is the term used to describe rain mixed with sand from deserts, whereby storms form a fine dust and travel more than 2,000 miles to Britain.
There were the tornadoes, fires and blood rain that threatened to turn the people of Chester's Mill into body counts.
These are demonstrated in the analyses made of the 1646 blood rain in Brussels, which highlighted the ways Aristotelianism was being recast from within.
Later installments include COSI FAN TUTTI (1996), BLOOD RAIN (1999), MEDUSA (2003), and BACK TO BOLOGNA (2005).
Some of the Saharan dust turns up in the Caribbean and fungal spores carried along with it could be responsible for killing off corals around the islands Known as blood rain in some areas, Saharan dust falls are likely to get more common, according to desert specialist Professor Andrew Goudie, master of St Cross College, Oxford.
slit the throat and watch the blood rain down loud.
Most famous for his Italian adventures of detective Aurelio Zen, he shocked fans of the series by having the hero blown up in a Mafia car bomb in the final paragraph of Blood Rain two years ago.
I belabour these distinctions only to put into context my response to Michael Dibdin's Blood Rain.