Clouds drifted away from a full moon, drenching the patio with soft lunar light.
Standard fruit trees must be left to take their chance; and, indeed from the lateness of their flowering, they are generally more injured by blight, and by drenching rains, which wash away the pollen of the flowers, than by the direct effects of cold.
The world exploded into life, sucking the air from her lungs and drenching her.
This period of dry heat, having lasted three or four hours or longer, comes to an end in perspiration, at first a mere moistness of the skin, passing into sweating that may be profuse and even drenching.
Drenching rains flood the animals' dens and either drown the creatures or force them to look for new territory closer to populated areas.