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hail down

To fall, or to be thrown or ejected, usually in a violent manner. I'd stay away from the corner house right now—that couple's in some sort of fight, and possessions are hailing down from the second floor.
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``No!'' exclaimed Rebecca, ``they bear themselves right yeomanly the Black Knight approaches the postern with his huge axe the thundering blows which he deals, you may hear them above all the din and shouts of the battle Stones and beams are hailed down on the bold champion he regards them no more than if they were thistle-down or feathers!''
Officers reporting to the committee had recommended continuing the status quo, in which only taxi drivers are required to pass a knowledge test as they can be hailed down at any location without pre-booking.
Leatherhead based animators Liquid Productions hope to take youngsters back in time to days like December 29, 1940, when the 57-day long Blitz attack reached its peak and more bombs hailed down onto London than on any other day of the Nazi campaign.
The number of black cabs - which have to be hailed down rather than prebooked - has crept up in the same time from 73,023 to 75,549.
During the misconduct hearing held in Wavertree, Merseyside, the panel was told that the incident occurred around 9.15pm on December 5, 2014 when they were hailed down by Mr Markey.
He hailed down a passing taxi, but in a reversal of the time-honoured Hollywood order, declared: "Let me follow that cab!" " Team-mate Joleon Lescott shrugged: "He had a sat-nav as well so I don't know how he got lost!
The woman, who was physically unharmed but tied up, managed to reach a main road, where she hailed down a Kern County patrol car.
Bombs hailed down on Small Heath and Sparkbrook and numerous fires lit up the works, distinctive because of the fourstories of the New Building.
Snodgrass said Peter's partner hailed down a passing vessel where she alerted authorities while her partner watched the boat over night.
However, the Seagulls were awarded a penalty in the first minute of the second half when Kelly was hailed down by Romuald Boco and Gary McCabe fired home.
''I would happily have the lads down here for a drink." Enraged Tom is thought to have hailed down a police van already in the area to make a complaint about the bouncer.
The call centre worker said people often hailed down cars without knowing if they were taxis or not.
Cleveland Fire Brigade answered 47 calls from 6-8pm as fork lightning and heavy rain hailed down for about 45 minutes.
And to the fury of New York's notoriously bad-tempered drivers, she hailed down the car and had a chat while the traffic built up behind.
Fearful, he hailed down a passing Garda on night foot patrol and they went up to investigate the spooked third floor which has lain abandoned and dust covered for years.