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rain pitchforks

old-fashioned To rain extremely heavily. We've been planning this company barbecue for weeks, but I heard it's going to be raining pitchforks that weekend! We were looking forward to sunny Hawaiian skies, but it rained pitchforks the whole time we were there.
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It's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles).

 and It's raining cats and dogs.
Rur. It is raining very hard. Take an umbrella. It's raining pitchforks and hammer handles out there! Charlie: Have you looked outside? How's the weather? Mary: It's raining cats and dogs.
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rain pitchforks

tv. to rain very hard and heavy. Every time I go out to rake leaves, it rains pitchforks.
See also: pitchfork, rain
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The pitchfork was on a hoop, that's why it's lifted off in the air.
Pitchfork was the first person in the world to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence pioneered at the University of Leicester by Sir Alec Jeffreys.
com/story/33413696/2016/10/18/milwaukee-co-sheriff-echoes-trumps-rigging-claims-says-its-time-for-pitchforks-and-torches) pitchforks and torches " rhetoric during a Trump campaign event Monday, in which he echoed Trump's recent suggestions that the November election will be rigged and that Trump supporters must step in to save the country.
Pitchfork When Pitchfork's minimum term was reduced from 30 years to 28, Lord Judge said his progress since he was first incarcerated "goes far beyond general good behaviour and positive response to his custodial sentence, but reflects very creditable assistance to disabled individuals outside the prison system".
Its audience skews older--with plenty of help from Golf Digest and W--but with the acquisition of Pitchfork, it will get an (almost) all-digital brand, with street cred, plenty of web smarts, and a younger, hipper audience.
After forming Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Tom Leavens got involved with Pitchfork Media after a referral from another attorney.
As the pair went for an early bath, other footballers then began to brawl on the pitch, with one picking up the pitchfork which had been left out by a groundsman.
A MAN stabbed to death with a pitchfork on a city street may have been arguing in a pub minutes before.
The album features the critically acclaimed first single, “Sonsick,”—“a deliriously infectious summer jam” according to Pitchfork.
Melissa Simons' father, Harry Pitchfork, died seven years ago and his ashes are within a memorial stone at the sanctum at the crematorium in Fixby.
The one-song collaboration between the French electronic duo and Brooklyn rapper mysteriously made its way online and Pitchfork has confirmed that the song is genuine, Billboard reported.
Sonoma Cider has announced the launch of its three craft organic hard ciders--the Hatchet, the Pitchfork, and the Anvil.
Claims by Owen and the Pitchfork Rebellion affiliates claiming pesticides used in the reforestation of timberlands in the area were affecting the health of residents in Lake Creek Valley were not substantiated.