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  • n  the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

  • In an ordinary movie, the situation might call for a freshet of tears to guarantee an audience's instant pity.
  • But Chaplain Hedley was heartened by a freshet of appreciative letters.
  • With ECs success, the horror freshet became a flood of 150 or more imitators and competitors.
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  • EDITORIALS: Lets get it right this time
    The freshet of interest in serving on the town council has been remarkable. At last count, 25 candidates were collecting signatures for 13 seats. Familiar faces are mingling with absolute beginners.
    July 12, 2013 - The Barnstable Patriot

  • Alan Lomax in New York Times
    One of the most heartening things about America in 1947 is the spring freshet of enthusiasm for native balladry and folklore that is running through the country from coast to coast,Mr. Lomax wrote in The New York Times. "Big, dulcet-voiced...

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