01. I was woken up in the night by the sound of [hail] hitting the bedroom window.
02. [Hail] destroys hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of crops and property each year.
03. [Hail] is not seasonal, so it can occur at any time of year.
04. After the storm, we found pieces of [hail] that were the size of golf balls.
05. It [hailed] outside last night, and all my flowers have been flattened.
06. We missed the bus, so I had to [hail] a taxi.
07. We [hailed] a cab to take us to the theater.
08. We tried to [hail] Clifford from across the room, but he didn't notice us.
09. The soldiers have been [hailed] as heroes by the President.
10. The policeman was [hailed] by the mayor for saving a baby from a burning apartment building.
11. The soldiers were killed in a [hail] of bullets as they tried to reach the enemy's position.
12. In the late nineteenth century, cocaine was [hailed] as a wonder drug.
13. The President was greeted with a [hail] of angry insults when he tried to speak to the crowd.
14. The entire corn crop was destroyed by [hail] during the storm.
15. He grew up in London, though he originally [hails] from Glasgow.
16. An Italian proverb suggests, "Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, storm and [hail]."
17. Gladiators in Rome greeted the Roman Emperor by saying, "[Hail] Caesar; those who are about to die salute you!"
18. African-American abolitionist Maria Stewart once declared, "If I conceived of there being no possibility of my rising above the condition of servant, I would gladly [hail] death as a welcome messenger."

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