sheet down

sheet down

vb
(Physical Geography) (intr, adverb) (of rain) to fall heavily in sheets
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Translations

w>sheet down

vi (Brit inf) it’s sheeting down (= raining hard)es regnet in Strömen; (snow)es schneit in dicken Flocken
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References in classic literature ?
Stella always vowed she never could write anything unless she threw each sheet down as she completed it.
And therewith he took his harness and went out at a window by a sheet down to the four knights, and then Sir Launcelot said on high, Turn you knights unto me, and leave your fighting with that knight.
"Pleased to have the partnership back but I certainly would put the clean sheet down to the team performance," added Hughton.
Oh, and they turned the sheet down for the evening-not all places do this, so...-and, since the hours are mine, it could happily be repeated.
Leave your sheet down on the floor until the following day if you can, so you can lightly rub the surface with sandpaper and get rid of any imperfections.
"They have to manage the Federal Reserve's balance sheet down to a certain level before they do away with reverse repos," he said.
But then they read what we've said, change their minds, and take a big bed sheet down to Stoke.
Though the e1/461.1bn reduction continues to pull the European Central Bank balance sheet down -- while others like the Fed continue to add stimulus -- it was much smaller than the consensus forecast.
We gently removed the wet towels from the artwork, and we weighted the sheet down to prevent curling.