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sheet down

(intransitive, adverb) (of rain) to fall heavily in sheets
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  • "My dear Cousin:—" it began; but after getting thus far the boy threw the sheet down upon the table.

    Ralph Granger's Fortunes William Perry Brown
  • "Why, dear," said the girl, drawing the sheet down from the hidden finery.

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

    The Bread Line Albert Bigelow Paine
  • He set the sheet down in silence, and turned his attention to his breakfast.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • "I guess it won't do," he said rather uncertainly as Galton laid a sheet down.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • She took the sheet down and put it once more in the wash-tub.

    Golden Moments Anonymous
  • A shower that blew up shortly after we left came near soaking us before we could get the sheet down.

    The Cruise of a Schooner Albert W. Harris
  • "Don't do that," he said, and pulled the sheet down again, none too gently.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • David Ramsay approached the body, and, turning the sheet down from the face, stood gazing on the features of his son.

    Horse-Shoe Robinson John Pendleton Kennedy
  • Burke turned the sheet down from the face of the figure in the bunk.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve

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