In their place were three great drops of gold.
And then the first great drops of rain came down.
In the last 12 months the bill was around £400,000, an even greater drop when inflation was taken into account.
The first great drops of rain splashed on the ground beside them as they ran.
Down his wife's smooth neck great drops of perspiration slid.
The stone looked to her now like a great, frozen drop of blood.
During this period, there was a great drop in trade and other economic indicators.
The sweat ran in great drops from his face as he stood, willing himself on.
That was a far greater drop than those of most other semiconductor stocks.
It was like hanging by your fingertips off a ledge, with a bloody great drop if you let go.