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rain shower

a brief rainfall, usually of variable intensity.
Origin of rain shower
before 1000; Middle English; Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is just as important after irrigation as it is after a rain shower.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • A rain shower came on too, and I could not go up on the terrace for the sunset.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • The destruction seemed to move Black no more than a rain shower.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • Blowin' hot an' cold, rangin' from a balmy breeze through a rain shower or a thunder-storm, up to a snortin' tornado.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn

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