“Rain, sleet, snow, shark, alien invasions, whatever,” Dobles says.
Later, men soaked in sleet walked along the Garden Ring, oblivious to the weather and glowing with happy smiles.
sleet is rain mixed with snow; there are pellet like snowflakes that fall between warming and cooling fronts.
In the past 63 years—through rain, sleet, snow, and bone-chilling cold—there have been 15 inaugural parades.
Failure to act could do what rain, sleet, and snow have failed to do--stop the delivery of the mail.
They could scarce see their way through the sleet they had to face.
But in spite of snow and sleet we filled our days to the brim.
The army trudged through mud and sleet until November the 26th when the river Berezina was reached.
sleet an' rain minglin', an' porridge ice slammin' ont' shore!
Amid a terrible storm of sleet and snow, on the night of March 11, the Imperial party entered Berlin.
c.1300, slete, either from an unrecorded Old English *slete, *slyte, related to Middle High German sloz, Middle Low German sloten (plural) "hail," from Proto-Germanic *slautjan- (cf. dialectal Norwegian slutr, Danish slud, Swedish sloud "sleet"), from root *slaut-.
early 14c., from sleet (n.). Related: Sleeted; sleeting.
Precipitation that falls to earth in the form of frozen or partially frozen raindrops, often when the temperature is near the freezing point. Sleet usually leaves the cloud in the form of snow that melts as it passes through warm layers of air during its descent. The raindrops and partially melted snowflakes then freeze in the colder layers nearer the earth before striking the ground as pellets of ice, which usually bounce. By contrast,hail forms by the accumulation of layers of ice on the hailstone as it moves up and down in the cloud, and hailstones can become much larger than sleet pellets. The word sleet is also used informally to describe a mixture of snow, sleet, and rain.