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gullywasher

[guhl-ee-wosh-er, -waw-sher] /ˈgʌl iˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər/
noun, Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
1.
a usually short, heavy rainstorm.
Origin of gullywasher
1815-1825
1815-25; gully1 + washer
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  • At seven in the morning the stage pulls up for us, and it rains—no gentle sizzle-sozzle, but a sod-soaker, yea a gully-washer!

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron

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