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hail (HAYL) (noun)
1. Rain that freezes and falls from the sky in the form of spherical or small balls of ice: The hail from the sudden storm came down without any warning.
2. Typically an amount of small objects or words that are thrown forcefully: There was a hail or a pelting of pebbles as the mountains were shaken by the earthquake.

Manfred received a hail or an outcry of criticism because of his political position.

hale (HAYL) (adjective)
Concerning a person who is free from infirmity or illness; of sound health: The nurse said that the elderly man was hale and hearty, assuring him that he was in fine shape and in good physical condition.

Ryan's uncle, who is a farmer, was feeling less than hale after being hit on the head by so much hail during a hail storm while he was plowing in the field.

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Comet Hale-Bopp
Large and exceptionally active comet, which in March, 1997, made its closest approach to Earth since 2000 B.C., coming within 190 million kilometers or 118 million miles.

It has a diameter of approximately 40 kilometers or 25 miles and an extensive gas coma. Hale-Bopp has three tails: one consisting of dust particles, one of charged particles, and a third of sodium particles.

Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered in July, 1995, by two amateur U.S. astronomers, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp.

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