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Cloudburst   /klˈaʊdbˌərst/   Listen

A heavy rain.  Synonyms: deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent, waterspout.

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"Cloudburst" Quotes from Famous Books

... hills of Idaho and feel oneself a king,—and never mind the crown and the sceptre. Lone Morgan, riding early to the Sawtooth to see the foreman about getting a man for a few days to help replace a bridge carried fifty yards downstream by a local cloudburst, would not have changed places with a millionaire. The horse he rode was the horse he loved, the horse he talked to like a pal when they were by themselves. The ridge gave him a wide outlook to the four corners of the earth. Far to ...
— Sawtooth Ranch • B. M. Bower

Words linked to "Cloudburst" :   rain, rainfall, waterspout

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