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sheet down

(intransitive, adverb) (of rain) to fall heavily in sheets
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  • He set the sheet down in silence, and turned his attention to his breakfast.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • She took the sheet down and put it once more in the wash-tub.

    Golden Moments Anonymous
  • "Why, dear," said the girl, drawing the sheet down from the hidden finery.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • "Don't do that," he said, and pulled the sheet down again, none too gently.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Fold the sheet down from the top just where the blanket ends.

  • He laid the sheet down where every one could see it more or less distinctly.

    The Bread Line Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Burke turned the sheet down from the face of the figure in the bunk.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • He laid the sheet down, and picked up another piece of paper—a letter.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • Hannah Maria laid the sheet down in a heap on the entry floor; then she looked at Mehitable.

  • Berry drew the sheet down over Moira's abdomen as if it were an exceptionally fragile egg.

    Special Delivery Damon Francis Knight

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