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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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IT may have been bucketing down but that didn't stop thousands of fund-raisers donning their running shoes for the Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k runs.
Sheena Walton, trainer of Dystonia's Revenge He didn't like the soft going at Newcastle last time and will appreciate good ground, but we're only an hour from the track and it's bucketing down as we speak.
I LOVE walking in to a pub when it's bucketing down outside.
We had planned a picnic but we were covered in mud and it was bucketing down with rain, so we all just went home," said Sophie.
I also remember a 1-0 victory when it was bucketing down,the ball would hardly move along the waterlogged pitch, and Scott Sellars, through the raindrops falling from his curtains to his eyes, curled a lovely left foot free kick in off the post.
Daily Post photographer Hadyn Iball and myself got out of the car by Dyfi Bridge with the rain bucketing down and the river swollen.
Because, when it's bucketing down in rain-lashed, tropical climes, all Jodie Kidd wants to do is recline on a white horse, naked.
We are right in the middle of this now, I can hear it bucketing down on the roof as we speak," he said.
The retired legal secretary said: "A week ago I was off visiting my daughter and although it was bucketing down I never thought this would happen.
As I finished my sentence, the heavens opened and the rain came bucketing down.
But what to do when it is bucketing down with rain?
In fact not only was it bucketing down but gale force winds blew their way in to the occasion, too.
And to add to the woes of the fans, it was bucketing down.
At the end of the bike, with the rain bucketing down, the group had a lead of a minute and 13 seconds, and it was no surprise to see Alistair Brownlee race off into the lead, from where he was never likely to be caught.