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  • n  precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
  • n  many objects thrown forcefully through the air
    a hail of pebbles
    a hail of bullets
  • n  enthusiastic greeting
  • v  praise vociferously
    The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
  • v  be a native of
    She hails from Kalamazoo
  • v  call for
    hail a cab
  • v  greet enthusiastically or joyfully
  • v  precipitate as small ice particles
    It hailed for an hour

  • One hailstorm smashed 3,000,000 bushels of standing wheat in Nebraska; another destroyed $2,000,000 worth of tobacco in North Carolina.
  • East Indian story-tellers spin yarns of hailstones as large as elephants.
  • President Eduard Senes was saying hail and farewell last week.
News & Articles

  • Hail pummels Mount Rushmore, Rapid City
    The famous faces at Mount Rushmore National Memorial got hit by 2-inch diameter hail on Monday afternoon, but it was 10 minutes of smaller hail that pummeled flowerbeds around Rapid City.
    June 18, 2013 - Rapid City Journal
  • Hail, rain, strong wind in eastern Colorado
    A storm has brought hail, heavy rain and strong winds to parts of eastern Colorado, with fire officials in La Junta (lah-HUN'-tah) reporting damage to an airport hangar and downed power poles.
    June 18, 2013 - KGWN-TV Cheyenne
  • Hail, downed trees reported in parts of Mid-Mich.
    Golf ball-sized hail, downed trees -- and a funnel cloud -- were reported in Saginaw County following a severe thunderstorm moved through Monday afternoon -- see photos from today's storm here .
    June 17, 2013 - WNEM TV 5 Mid-Michigan

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