A freshet came one night, the river rose and carried off every stick, so that when the "Mary Ann" arrived there was no fuel.
The roar of the freshet awoke Nan in her bed before daybreak.
One of them occurred in Ohio at the time of a spring freshet.
It may be imagined how piety intensifies in a freshet, or in a heavy gale of wind!
This levee cut off the waters from spreading when the freshet was on.
Just now the spring freshet had subsided, which meant that the river was clear of ice.
Snowslides moved on hundreds of steeply pitched slopes, and fed sudden rivulets into freshet roarings.
Some wanted a freshet, some wanted a drizzle, and some wanted a fog.
He said it was rather a difficult thing to go and see a freshet without getting wet—especially for a girl.
During my return down the river, it was in a freshet, and we went headlong.
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.