One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It will warm up after Tuesday but we should expect more sleety showers coming in from the Atlantic.’
- ‘When we got out of the car it was blowing an icy, sleety gale.’
- ‘It's a sleety, unprepossessing kind of day and nobody's out unless they have to be.’
- ‘By now the snow is easing off and has turned into a sort of swirling sleety rain.’
- ‘The battle, launched at 05.30 on a sleety morning, began very well.’
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