Outside, the wind gusted to a low shriek that seemed to rock the small building on its foundations. A flying veil of snow lashed the Pondicherry Bowling Lanes across the street. Source: The Dead Zone by Stephen King What does the lexical cluster mean? Is it a creative way to say the lanes across the street were covered with snow? lash down (of rain): fall very heavily • torrential rain was lashing down. Thank you.