Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hailstorm.

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Examples

  • It is a feeling that you get when driving in hailstorms in Yellowstone and under a layer of dust in Zion, it does not translate to Von's parking lot.

    Boing Boing: August 29, 2004 - September 4, 2004 Archives

  • But zoo workers in 1997 reported that the chimp had begun hurling "hailstorms" of stones.

    Scientific American

  • Wyoming is a tough place to grow vegetables as summer hailstorms and frosts and strong winds make growing anything except herbs, carrots and beets a silly dream.

    Bird Cloud

  • At Freedom Run Winery and Vineyards in Lockport, where the photo at the beginning of this post was taken, there was minimal damage because the couple of hailstorms they had were earlier in the season before the grapes were tender and susceptible.

    Niagara Escarpment Wines

  • With at least three hailstorms, relentless humidity and warm, soggy conditions, this was not the season to have your sprayer break down.

    Niagara Escarpment Wines

  • Two hailstorms took their toll on the vineyard, but in retrospect it saved us from having to do a lot of cluster thinning at veraison.

    Niagara Escarpment Wines

  • Analysts said the hailstorms shouldn't seriously affect total production, but in such a tight market, even small losses are cause for concern.

    Texas Hailstorms Drive Cotton Prices Higher

  • The property and casualty segment continues to struggle with declining commercial premium rates, while weather-related losses have weighed on the industry after a pileup of catastrophes in recent years ranging from hurricanes to hailstorms in the Midwest.

    Liberty Mutual Leads IPO Docket

  • While the record-breaking hurricanes of 2005 caused the insurance industry to boost its expectations of losses along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico, the increasing severity of thunderstorms, hailstorms and tornadoes across the Midwest in more recent years has also caused many insurers to raise prices, increase deductibles and limit new sales.

    Allstate Says May Disasters Cost $600 Million

  • While the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 forced the insurance industry to boost its expectations of losses along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico, the increasing severity of thunderstorms, hailstorms and tornadoes across the Midwest in more recent years has also caused many insurers to raise prices, increase deductibles and limit new sales.

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