a pellet of hail.
- hailstoned, adjective
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How to use hailstone in a sentence
“Mobile real estate” is becoming an asset class unto itself, a wise investment for a world where flooding could sweep away your home, giant hailstones could smash through its roof, or a sinkhole could emerge at the end of your driveway.
More than a year after Operation hailstone, Japan surrendered.
Opening this, he exposed to the reporter's bewildered gaze a huge and brilliant diamond—nearly as large as a hailstone.Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
Dante's poetry seems to come down in hail, rather than in rain—but count me the drops congealed in one hailstone!The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 | Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
A shower of rain drove down upon us, each drop stinging like a hailstone.The Sea-Wolf | Jack London
Though I was semi-unconscious I remember the bullets beating the ground like hailstone on a March day.The Irish on the Somme | Michael MacDonagh
A heavy shower of hail was falling,--each hailstone about the size of an egg.
British Dictionary definitions for hailstone
a pellet of hail
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