avalanche


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That avalanche and the thunder, now, was really a little like Burke.
An earthquake, a landslip, an avalanche, overtake a man incidentally, as it were -- without passion.
The avalanche had shaken and slid a little forward, but it did not yet crash down.
A week later Miss Cornelia descended like an avalanche upon the little house.
He asked her to marry him, and his fatness hovered above her like an avalanche. She dodged, and caught the balustrade.
Immense glaciers approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.
The news of the disaster to the well had traveled far by this time; and now for two or three days a steady avalanche of people had been pouring into the valley.
Then right away the organist would let go another avalanche.
Nothing belonging to a living world-- everything to a dead world, where avalanches, rolling from the summits of the mountains, would disperse noiselessly at the bottom of the abyss, retaining the motion, but wanting the sound.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured an incredible image of an avalanche on the Red Planet.
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A huge avalanche broke loose from the slopes of the Griekogel and destroyed more than 20 residential buildings in the Tyrolean municipality of Galtr, killing 31 people.