Synonyms for freshet
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRESHET
And, John, I did not tell them anything except that the freshet had swept me away.
At that time the water, clearing after a summer freshet, was fairly low.
During my return down the river, it was in a freshet, and we went headlong.
"You might have to wait till next spring for a freshet," he said cheerfully.
The roar of the freshet awoke Nan in her bed before daybreak.
It may be imagined how piety intensifies in a freshet, or in a heavy gale of wind!
Logs, planks, and the other flotsam of a freshet moved on in the van of the flood.
Just now the spring freshet had subsided, which meant that the river was clear of ice.
Some wanted a freshet, some wanted a drizzle, and some wanted a fog.
So, if my boy ever saw a freshet, it naturally made no impression upon him.
1590s, "stream flowing into the sea," from fresh (adj.1) in a now obsolete sense of "flood, stream of fresh water" (1530s). Old English had fersceta in the same sense. Meaning "flood caused by rain or melting snow" is from 1650s.