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The way he did it was this, he pressed a spring in the trunk and they shut like umbrellas, deluging the little plants beneath with snow.
There was no wind, except for frequent squalls, which blew fiercely for from five minutes to half an hour, and wound up by deluging us with rain.
The center, a part of the state Employment Development Department office in Lancaster, has an agreement with the Swiss-based aerospace firm to collect resumes from job applicants, who have been deluging Palmdale City Hall, Antelope Valley College, the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce and other offices with calls and questions.