Raining Down

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A descriptive term for the ‘dropping’ of fascicles of uniform, pale spindled nevus cells from an irregularly hyperplastic epidermis into the reticular dermis among collagen bundles. As the fascicles drop deeper into the dermis they become smaller (maturation). Raining down is a feature of Spitz nevus, and a soft criterion of benignancy. In addition, the papillary dermis is widened, oedematous and replete with ectatic vessels
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It was dropping off in flakes and raining down upon the sand.
With some incoherent half-formed thought to that effect, he turned under the blows that were blinding him and mashing his life, and closed with a murderer, whom he caught by a red neckerchief--unless the raining down of his own blood gave it that hue.
But the three policemen were flung far and wide, and Bill Totts, raining down lumps of coal, held the fort.
AMAN who lives next to a derelict former brickworks hit by arsonists has described how debris was "raining down like snow" during a fire there.
Real rockets are raining down on civilians in Israel, but at the same time, antisemitic rockets are raining down on Jews the world over and there is no respite.
Opening to a chorus of cheers from a packed-out du Arena, Mumford & Sons sang Little Lion Man and surprised early on by raining down confetti and standing on the speakers to see the Abu Dhabi crowd sing back to them for the first time.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A volcano in Western Indonesia erupted eight times in just a few hours, raining down rocks over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their homes, officials said Sunday.
One said: "Raining down on a barren Earth in meteorites, these organics could have given a big k ic k-s t a r t to t he development of life."
"The people on that coach were genuine Millwall supporters, many of them with families, and it was frightening when the bottles and glasses started raining down on us.
"Because the satellite's fuel contains the toxic chemical hydrazine, it is possible that the reentry of the satellite could pose a public health threat if pieces of it fall into populated areas." Now, we are not experts in space flight, but isn't there a way to fuel our satellites with something that we wouldn't mind raining down from the skies, infiltrating our ground water or chocolate milk, maybe?
(Well, except foosball.) But we have a suggestion: Isn't there some way to fuel our satellites with something that we wouldn't mind raining down from the skies, infiltrating our ground water--chocolate milk, maybe?
I spent many nights in an Andersen shelter during the blitz on Birmingham, hearing the screaming of bombs raining down and the explosions which rocked the ground and the anti-aircraft fire.