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bucket down

Of rain, to pour down heavily and at great length. It started bucketing down just as I began cycling home.
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The rain bucketed down and the winds whipped about.
Naturally, it still bucketed down but I'm happy enough to bypass the race and wait for the Ayr Gold Cup in a couple of weeks time.
With the kind of batting lineup that the Kiwis have, they will prefer to chase as they can accelerate pretty much at will as was seen when their skipper Brendon McCullum played some breathtaking shots and along with the young talented Kane Williamson ensured they were always ahead of their opponents if it bucketed down.
from the mud Eluned Jones from Bangor sheltering Spirits stayed high despite the boggy conditions Vicky Jones revelling in the mud at Wakestock 2012 This festivalgoer's SuperDry T-Shirt turned out to be ironic as the rain bucketed down Gemma Lee, Beth McAdam, Chloe Jones and Emelie Curtis were glad they packed wellies Headline Act Katie B gets the crowd going at the West Stage
However, once the Au80 million roof was shut in the early stages of the third set, as torrential rain bucketed down outside, the momentum shifted and Federer stormed into the ascendancy.
WITH Sizing Europe, their star performer, set to start his season at Gowran today, owners Ann and Alan Potts had more reason than most to smile as the rain bucketed down when Absolutlyfantastic and Cavite Beta landed a double for the pair and jockey Andrew Lynch.
Never mind that it bucketed down with rain, our little heroes and heroines were all smiles, full of enthusiasm and energy, determined not to let life get them down.
Many a week I shivered behind a windbreak on the beach as rain bucketed down.
Williams was delighted to see the rain that bucketed down on the Ayr course on Thursday and said: "Everybody knows he is better with a bit of cut in the ground.
Before he took to the stage, the rain bucketed down as support was provided by former Alisha's Attic star Shelly Poole, Rat Pack crooner Peter Grant and North East X-Factor finalists Journey South.
Rain bucketed down for the first time on the celebrities, soaking some of their camp beds.
Cardiff played with the howling wind at their backs from the start as the rain bucketed down, making handling a quite hazardous exercise
Even if it had bucketed down, though, you get the feeling Dionne would still have made sure everyone was having a party.
But as it had bucketed down the whole summer before we arrived, the area was as gloriously green and lush as we had been led to believe.
But then came the storm - a rainy night in Garda - it bucketed down for hours.