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  • noun Plural form of rainwater.


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  • Structures were generally darkest at the top, where the ash gathered, but rainwaters and evening condensations had carried the stains over ledges and down walls.


  • WILLIS (voice-over): The real damage can appear in days, even weeks after flood and rainwaters recede.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2005

  • No, we use large pumps, drainage pumps that actually pump rainwaters back over the levies out.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2005

  • So here, as opposed to the flatlands down in the hurricane zone where surges swept unimpeded, here in New Hampshire, you had rainwaters running off hillsides, concentrating in rivers and streams to a devastating degree, Anderson.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2005

  • Joanna drew rein on the brink of a stream which cut the roadbed, black rainwaters rushing with silken silence down the narrow channel between ice and frozen weeds.

    The Silicon Mage

  • The East Coast Range having been passed, no more hills had to be crossed, for the land we next entered on is a plateau of rolling ground, sloping southward to the Ruaha river, which forms a great drain running from west to east, carrying off all the rainwaters that fall in its neighbourhood through the East Coast Range to the sea.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • In early December, as rainwaters had started the monthlong process of flooding mines and washing out rail lines, workers lined up before 1 p.m. at an easy-to-miss storefront depot in Mackay.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Some minor flooding was still expected as the rainwaters flowed downstream into Nashville into the Pennington Bend area near the Gaylord Opryland Resort - which was hit hard in May - as well as some industrial areas and low-lying farmland.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The eight-hour-long overnight downpour, which lashed parts of Purnia district, virtually transformed many residential areas of the divisional town into a floating city and rainwaters inundated many houses in posh localities like Navarataran.

    The Times of India

  • It was sheer luck that made the rainwaters rise too high to find Caylee's body for so long.

    Blogger News Network


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