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  • n. Plural form of hailstone.


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  • "_Simulacra gentium argentum et aurum, opera manuum hominum_," like hailstones rattled the Latin words down on my prison.

    Lords of the North

  • Pearls signify both tears and teeth; the latter are sometimes called hailstones, from their whiteness and moisture; the lips are cornelians or rubies; the gums, a pomegranate flower; the dark foliage of the myrtle is synonymous with the black hair of the beloved, or with the first down on the cheeks of puberty.

    Arabian nights. English

  • “Some of the hailstones were the size of billiard balls,” said a resident of the village of Artem.

    Azerbaijan: Hailstorms Add to Karabakh���s Woes

  • "The most remarkable point in connection with the hailstones is the fact that, judging from our present knowledge, a very long time must have been occupied in their formation."

    The Book of the Damned

  • Most of the hailstones were the size of a hen's egg, and crashed through windows and pounded against the house, making a noise that was not only deafening but paralyzing.

    Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

  • In Tokyo (you can tell it’s Tokyo because of all the neon signs, and, er, the Japanese people), there’s a hailstorm in which the hailstones are the size of volleyballs, powerful enough to kill instantly anyone they hit, and also so heavy that they can knock huge neon signs off the sides of buildings.

    Several Days After the Day After Tomorrow. Or Thursday. « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • Jim Maxwell has gleefully foretold "hailstones", while Jonathan and I have just been looking a weather website forecasting DAMAGING WINDS. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Volcanic ash clouds commonly contain ash aggregates -- small pea-sized balls of fine-grained ash (volcanic "hailstones").

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • That all bodies, such as hailstones, if away from this earth's atmosphere, would have to move at planetary velocity -- which would be positively reasonable if the pronouncements of St. Isaac were anything but articles of faith -- that a hailstone falling through this earth's atmosphere, with planetary velocity, would perform 13,000 times as much work as would raise an equal weight of water one degree centigrade, and therefore never fall as a hailstone at all; be more than melted -- super-volatalized --

    The Book of the Damned

  • He paused for a moment to give his threats a chance to sink in, and when they did, goose bumps marched up my entire body and I cried tears the size of hailstones.

    Show Stoppah


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