Origin of hailstorm
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Examples from the Web for hailstorm
“God is great,” says a man who follows the hailstorm from his doorway.Gay Syrian Blogger a Hoax?
June 6, 2011
Car owners will thus know when to postpone trips, or to pull off the road when a hailstorm is approaching.E.L. Rothschild and Weather Central Launch MyWeather
May 16, 2011
He was aware of the hailstorm of boulders that were thick in the air.
Large crystals of salt fell—in a hailstorm—Aug. 20, 1870, in Switzerland.The Book of the Damned
"I don't think it will be as bad as it was during that hailstorm," answered Tom.
Maybe they were on the road and ran here for shelter from the hailstorm.
I glanced out on the water, and the spattering shot were like a hailstorm.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- a storm during which hail falls
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Word Origin and History for hailstorm
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