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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.
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.
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.
Forecasting a snow avalanche takes more than measuring the angle of a mountain slope, researchers report in the July 11 Science.
AN avalanche near one of Canada's most popular ski resorts swept two men off a cliff, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
Every winter we hear of people who have become the victim of an avalanche while skiing, snowmobiling, or camping in mountainous country where a landslide of snow roars down off a mountain side faster than anyone can move out of its way.