And sure enough, right there on the D&G runway was an avalanche of color and patterns and good times.
They had a son named Nima, but Lopsang was soon swallowed by an avalanche on the Lhotse Face.
The WWTW team was 'narrowly missed' by an avalanche, and missed two rockfalls by 'no more than three minutes'.
1763, from French avalanche (17c.), from Romansch (Swiss) avalantze "descent," altered (by metathesis of -l- and -v-, probably influenced by Old French avaler "to descend, go down") from Savoy dialect lavantse, from Provençal lavanca "avalanche," perhaps from a pre-Latin Alpine language (the suffix -anca suggests Ligurian). As a verb, from 1872.