Torrent-bow

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Torrent-bow a bow of prismatic colours formed above the spray of a torrent
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. torrens, -entis, boiling, pr.p. of torrēre, to dry.

Usage

In literature:

The stranger attempted once or twice to stem the torrent of words, but in vain, so he bowed his head and suffered it to flow on.
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
Slowly, graciously, the tall trees bowed their heads and sank into the torrent, but the moment they touched it, shot away like arrows.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
It came over the bows in sheets; it swept before the wind in showers, in torrents.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The bowed Wilbur twin was startled by a gusty torrent of laughter.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Miss Bowes' wisdom was thoroughly justified on this particular morning, for there was a strong west wind, and the rain was pouring in torrents.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
The stranger attempted, once or twice, to stem the torrent of words, but in vain, so he bowed his head and suffered it to flow on.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
She had covered her eyes and bowed her head before the torrent of his vehemence.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
As they shot out into the torrent the man, with a terrible cry, sprang toward the bow, striving to reach his son.
"The Ledge on Bald Face" by Charles G. D. Roberts
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In poetry:

From those four jets four currents in one swell
Across the mountain stream'd below
In misty folds, that floating as they fell
Lit up a torrent-bow.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Quest's new Torrent: A Good Value Bow.
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