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rain

ombrophobia.
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- It rained all night and all day, with some gusts of wind; during which time the ship broke in pieces, the wind blowing a little harder than before, and was no more to be seen, except the wreck of her, and that only at low water.
They promised to come at twelve, only it rained; but now, as it is so fine, I dare say they will be here soon."
Expatiating upon this learned and remarkable theory, and citing many curious statistical and other facts in its support, Sam Weller beguiled the time until they reached Dunchurch, where a dry postboy and fresh horses were procured; the next stage was Daventry, and the next Towcester; and at the end of each stage it rained harder than it had done at the beginning.
Directly it begun to rain, and it rained like all fury, too, and I never see the wind blow so.