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rain buckets

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rain buckets rain heavily "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
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Usage

In literature:

The city was flushed with bucketfuls of rain that tasted salt from the neighbouring ocean.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
At length a second and a nearer and a louder peal resounded, and the rain descended as from a bucket.
"Dead Souls" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
It was so dark I couldn't see my hand before my face, and the rain came in bucketfuls on my head.
"A Set of Six" by Joseph Conrad
The rain was falling in a solid mass as if poured from a gigantic bucket, while the red lightning blazed without a pause.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
The rain continued long enough to enable me to fill the bucket.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rain came down in buckets, and in the midst of all the wind suddenly shifted, taking the sails flat aback.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
We propose driving out to Hampstead and walking there, if it don't rain in buckets'-full.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
It's my hotel; and I wouldn't care if 'twas raining a bucket a drop and coming forty times as hard.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
In less than twenty minutes the rain was pouring on us and for two hours it fell as if from buckets.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
It was raining by the bucketfuls.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The city was flushed with bucketfuls of rain that tasted salt from the neighbouring ocean.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Here comes th' rain, an' by buckets; an' thar's th' place I been a-lookin' fer.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
The snow turned to mud, and between times it poured with rain by the bucketful.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
A sudden storm, however, made its appearance, and the rain fell in buckets, saturating the ground completely.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
Stark asked if he would have them fall to, while it was dark as pitch and raining buckets.
"Vermont" by Rowland E. Robinson
They reached the shelter of the front veranda just as the rain "came down in buckets," as Helen declared.
"Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie" by Alice B. Emerson
But the rain got worse: it came down in bucketfuls, in torrents, in whole water.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
When the rain was over, we filled our buckets with potatoes, and went along the wet furrows, sticking the spritted tubers in the cold ground.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The rain came down in such buckets we could not get to church, so the young people were having a little music.
"Mortomley's Estate, Vol. II (of 3)" by Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
One time there was a tremendous shower, and for a whole hour the rain poured as from buckets; and all the brooks grew roily.
"A Russian Proprietor" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
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In news:

The rain was coming down in buckets when we left the Latin American Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, but we managed to stay dry enough to enjoy a nightcap at Churrascos (2055 Westheimer, 713-527-8300).
Words like "buckets" and "cats and dogs" were used frequently Tuesday to describe torrential rains that struck the local area around noon.
Rain came down in buckets in Arlington just after 7 pm Hail was sighted in Prince George's County.
Wet October fills rain buckets, blankets mountains with snow.
INVERNESS, Scotland, July 23 — Swinging an antique sword wildly above his head as the rain bucketed down Sunday, Gregor Edmunds stood atop the podium, the newly crowned champion of the World Highland Games.
Once a tropical storm churning and gusting through the Atlantic with 70-mph winds, Beryl has now weakened into a depression, dumping buckets of rain all over the Southeast during.
Despite rain, volunteers show up for Bucket Brigade Clean Up Day.
More midweek drops in the rain bucket.
The plump green olives rain down on the ground, where they're collected in plastic sheets and buckets.
On the Hawaiian island of Kauai three weeks ago, the rain was coming down in buckets, turning small streams into raging torrents, causing mudslides and flooding that closed roads and schools.
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