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The quick light shower had drawn off, tarrying in clusters of diamonds among the shrubs of the quadrangle where an exhalation was breathed forth by the blackened earth.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The messenger of Fortune had only executed a few unimportant commissions, such as saving a new bonnet from a shower of rain, etc.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
In the disposition it is said first that the batteries placed on the spot chosen by Napoleon, with the guns of Pernetti and Fouche; which were to come in line with them, 102 guns in all, were to open fire and shower shells on the Russian fleches and redoubts.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This preliminary proceeding laying bare his head, the expert lady, clasping him tightly round the throat with one hand, inflicted a shower of blows (dealt with singular vigour and dexterity) upon it with the other.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Heaven shower down blessings on you, and save me, that I may again and again testify my gratitude for all your love and kindness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The gate was opened, and as the girl passed through, a shower of gold fell upon her, and the gold clung to her, so that she was covered with it from head to foot.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
Cosette could not make a motion which did not draw down upon her head a heavy shower of violent blows and unmerited chastisement.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The bag is opened, and several quarts of tin money shower down upon the stage till it is quite glorified with the glitter.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
And as those ancient dames moved about gaily, though in the jaws of the whale, as you may say; even so, in a shower, with the like thoughtlessness, do we nowadays fly under the same jaws for protection; the umbrella being a tent spread over the same bone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
When their ships held the deep, nor any land farther appears, the seas all round, and all round the sky, a dusky shower drew up overhead, carrying night and storm, and the wave shuddered and gloomed.
Lovely women, yielding to the influence of the scene, bend over their balconies, or lean from their windows, and shower down confetti, which are returned by bouquets; the air seems darkened with the falling confetti and flying flowers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context