Nouns denoting natural events

crackle
the sharp sound of snapping noises
 
superfetation
fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time
 
swash
the movement or sound of water
 
Fall
the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
 
grate
a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
 
aegir
a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
 
happenstance
an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
 
bell ringing
the sound of someone playing a set of bells
 
tidal wave
an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
 
landslip
a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
 
purr
a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
 
surprise
a sudden unexpected event
 
flashing
a short vivid experience
 
Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos
 
turn around
turning in an opposite direction or position
 
idyll
an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll
 
fruit
the consequence of some effort or action
 
egress
(astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
 
heat lightning
bright flashes of light near the horizon without thunder (especially on hot evenings); usually attributed to distant lightning that is reflected by clouds
 
hop-step-and-jump
an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement
 
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