golden rain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n golden rain an ornamental shrub or tree of the genus Laburnum; often cultivated for Easter decorations
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Usage

In literature:

Were his motions intended to convey an idea of a shower of golden blossoms from that rare and beautiful tree, or a golden rain?
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
A skyrocket now shot up in the dark sky; it exploded aloft with a loud noise, and a golden rain lighted up the horizon for a while.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
The golden harvest fields lay prostrate under drenching floods of rain.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
His schemes seemed to rain upon Paris a golden shower.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Gorse bushes bloomed golden against a background of grey sky and atmosphere, seen through a fine veil of rain.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Myriads of sparks are whirled in a mad dance to the heavens, then drop again like golden rain into the river.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
The shower of golden light which had been raining for the last two hours, had fallen, even on him.
"The Ghost" by William. D. O'Connor
The glisten of the golden rain hung all about her.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
The golden, iridescent mist of rain closed over its body.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Not a cloud in the sky, only the golden rain in my little garden.
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In poetry:

Spring, with that nameless pathos in the air
Which dwells with all things fair,
Spring, with her golden suns and silver rain,
Is with us once again.
"Spring" by Henry Timrod
For Rain, the Rain, the beautiful Rain,
Will waken the golden seeds again!
But, ah! what power will revive the slain,
Stark lying death over fair Lorraine?
"The Rain: A Song Of Peace" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The Rain, the Rain, the beautiful Rain,
Each drop is a tear not shed in vain,
Which the angels weep for the golden grain
All trodden to death on the gory plain;
"The Rain: A Song Of Peace" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Every rolling star, by thirst tormented,
Drinks with joy its bright and golden rain—
Drinks refreshment from its fiery chalice,
As the limbs are nourished by the brain.
"Fantasie -- To Laura" by Friedrich von Schiller
The lark in the blue above me,
A tiny speck in the sky,
Rained down from its bosom's fulness
A shower of melody,
Dropping through the golden sunlight,
And sweetly rippling by
"My Own Green Land" by Nora Pembroke
Thus, with somewhat of the Seer,
Must the moral pioneer
From the Future borrow;
Clothe the waste with dreams of grain,
And, on midnight's sky of rain,
Paint the golden morrow!
"Barclay Of Ury" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Meet the Golden Rain Foundation candidates.
Laguna Woods Village resident Bevan Strom was elected to the Golden Rain Foundation board Friday by the three homeowners associations in the retirement community.
Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times The golden rain tree beetle, while prolific in the area right now, will be out of the area about six weeks after they first appeared.
Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times The golden rain tree beetle , while prolific in the area right now, will be out of the area about six weeks after they first appeared.
Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times The golden rain tree beetle is not a pest, but it is appearing in prolific numbers throughout the city.
Adecade ago Vikram Chandra was one of the golden boys of Indian lit, his short fiction appearing in The New Yorker, his massive first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995), published to strong acclaim.
WALLA — While it was cold on the outside Friday afternoon, with rain pelting like a golden retriever shaking off water, there was nothing but sunshine on the inside of the Blue Mountain Humane Society's building.
Torrential rains late last year caused plenty of havoc for California, but the influx of freshwater has also served to overcome the Golden State's drought conditions and refill many of its top bass fisheries.
Heavy rains refill Golden State bass lakes.
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