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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He thought of the nights in the barn when it rained and he lay awake hearing the drumming of the raindrops and smelling the warm smell of horses and of hay.
While we were walking over it, along with a party of horsemen, I noticed that even the larger raindrops made it shake.
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.
How it "wuthered" and how the big raindrops poured down and beat against the pane!
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.
It's a giant raindrop? Using laser instruments, scientists from the University of Washington photographed and measured giant raindrops falling over the South American country of Brazil.
The points are transmitted to a software package from Raindrop Geomagic of Raleigh, N.C.
A line from a poem stayed with him: "The joy of a raindrop is to return to the river."
What route does a raindrop follow from your garden to the Gulf or the ocean?
suppose you have a marvelous new sensor that can read the positions of every raindrop in a storm.
of a raindrop. So the animal may not even know the leech is there.