Nouns denoting natural events

pole jump
a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
 
near-death experience
the experience of being close to death but surviving
 
gargle
the sound produced while gargling
 
clucking
the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
 
interference
electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
 
bark
the sound made by a dog
 
near miss
an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
 
fading away
gradually diminishing in brightness or loudness or strength
 
pitter-patter
a series of rapid tapping sounds
 
whitecap
a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
 
field event
a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
 
explosion
a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
 
sizzle
a sizzling noise
 
milestone
a significant event in your life (or in a project)
 
match
a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
 
inhumation
the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
 
second-place finish
a finish in second place (as in a race)
 
cam stroke
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
 
background
relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
 
stroke
anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
 
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