Nouns denoting natural events

ripple
(electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
 
downhill
a ski race down a trail
 
wobble
an unsteady rocking motion
 
rip current
a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
 
funeral
a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
 
chatter
the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
 
rumble
a loud low dull continuous noise
 
transmigration
the passing of a soul into another body after death
 
cockfight
a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffs
 
martyrdom
death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
 
combat injury
a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
 
Teapot Dome scandal
a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
 
annular eclipse
only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
 
claiming race
a horse race in which each owner declares before the race at what price his horse will be offered for sale after the race
 
avalanche
a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
 
set
the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
 
dextrorotation
rotation to the right
 
deflection
the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
 
expense
a detriment or sacrifice
 
ding-dong
the noise made by a bell
 
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