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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHOWERING

Just then a branch crashed down just beside them, showering them with sparks.

Furthermore, it seemed to him that fortune was showering her gifts into his lap.

Showering was not hard and I remembered not to twist off the water-tap handles.

Consequently plants often do not get a showering once a month.

They were in the car now; and there was that stuff, showering, and there went the shoe.

There was a brilliant full moon, showering its largesse over the hills.

A star fell from the zenith, showering the night with incandescent dust.

Charles was exceedingly gracious, showering her with praise.

Our own shells were bursting so close to our front that they were showering us with earth and stones.

Eugene realized that fortune was showering its favors upon him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English scur "a short fall of rain, storm, tempest; fall of missiles or blows; struggle, commotion; breeze," from West Germanic *skuraz (cf. Old Norse skur, Old Saxon and Old Frisian scur "fit of illness;" Old High German scur, German Schauer "shower, downpour;" Gothic skura, in skura windis "windstorm"), from PIE root *kew-(e)ro- "north, north wind" (cf. Latin caurus "northwest wind;" Old Church Slavonic severu "north, north wind;" Lithuanian šiaurus "raging, stormy," šiaurys "north wind," šiaure "north").

Of blood, tears, etc., from c.1400. Of meteors from 1835. Sense of "bath in which water is poured from above" first recorded 1851 (short for shower-bath, itself attested from 1803). Meaning "large number of gifts bestowed on a bride" (1904, American English colloquial) later was extended to the party at which it happens (1926). Shower curtain attested from 1914.

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