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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freshet  \Fresh"et\,  n.  [OE.  fresche  flood  +  -et.  See  {Fresh}, 
  a.] 
  1.  A  stream  of  fresh  water.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  flood  or  overflowing  of  a  stream  caused  by  heavy  rains 
  or  melted  snow;  a  sudden  inundation. 
 
  Cracked  the  sky,  as  ice  in  rivers  When  the  freshet 
  is  at  highest.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freshet 
  n  :  the  occurrence  of  a  water  flow  resulting  from  sudden  rain  or 
  melting  snow  [syn:  {spate}] 




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