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storm water

noun

an abnormal amount of surface water due to a heavy rain or snowstorm

Examples

Storm water flooded the roadways.

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  • This increases the susceptibility to softening from storm water or ground water.

  • Cedar Rapids has two systems of sewers, sanitary and storm water.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • The modern plan of city sewer systems is to have independent service for storm water and house drain connections.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Bituminous surfaces, brick and concrete pavements, do not absorb an appreciable amount of storm water.

  • The site should be sufficiently high and rolling to drain off storm water readily, and, if the season be hot, to catch the breeze.

  • This plan is a good one as all the storm water is kept entirely outside the building.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • Some of the storm water sewers are of large size, being seven feet in diameter, and one—the Vinton ditch sewer, is even larger.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • The Rain Leader is the pipe receiving rain and storm water from the roof of the house.

  • If there weren't tears in his eyes, there was storm water certainly.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • I say splashed, for the storm water was sweeping the sand down the hill in a muddy torrent.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells

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