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gully washer

An extremely heavy rainstorm that usually lasts a short amount of time. That gully washer at 3 AM woke me up because the pouring rain was so loud on the roof!
See also: washer
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Sometimes you get lots of dry days followed by a gully-washer that will bring a given month's rainfall numbers well back within normal.
It began to rain--I mean one of those Texas gully-washer rains.
the hunt was interrupted by a gully-washer downpour.
It's some pretty basic stuff, but it's the right stuff to get the job done -- even in a gully-washer.