raindrop

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raindrop

[′rān‚dräp]
(meteorology)
A drop of water of diameter greater than 0.5 millimeter falling through the atmosphere.
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They may hunt the whole country-side, while the raindrops are pattering round their inactivity.
The library doors were shut, and I closed the secret one behind me before opening the other and peering out through a wrack of bluish smoke; and there lay Captain Harris, sure enough, breathing his last in the arms of one constable, while another was seated on the table with a very wry face, twisting a tourniquet round his arm, from which the blood was dripping like raindrops from the eaves.
When Lurgan was told the tale later, he mourned aloud that he could not have been in the place of the stubborn, inattentive coolies, who with grass mats over their heads and the raindrops puddling in their footprints, waited on the wea- ther.
Bright flashes of lightning lit up every raindrop, and with them came cracks of thunder that went away rumbling and bumping as though Saint Swithin were busy rolling great casks of water across rough ground overhead.
Miss Carpenter looked up, and immediately received a heavy raindrop in her eye.
Occasionally a breath of Nature, a raindrop of pathos and tenderness, or a gleam of humor, will find its way into the midst of his fantastic imagery, and make us feel as if, after all, we were yet within the limits of our native earth.
I sang songs to him that spoke of raindrops and used onomatopoeia to ensure that he remembered the songs.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 14 (ANI): It is the monsoon season, the time to enjoy the rhythmic raindrops and showers.
For their analysis, the researchers calculated how fast and hard the raindrops hit the surface based on factors like gravity and atmospheric pressure.
Tenders are invited for Repair of fire fighting at ktdc raindrops,chennai
ASIGNED cartoon by legendary singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach of his hit song Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head is to be auctioned for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
The book's concluding pages delve further into the science of rain with facts about cloud formation, the shapes of raindrops and what they're capable of--magnifying their surroundings, reflecting light, hydrating insects and more.