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a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows

to direct a barrage at

to give in great abundance

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a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you

washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle

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a brief period of precipitation

a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower

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someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see

a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person

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expend profusely

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spray or sprinkle with

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take a shower

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rain abundantly

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provide abundantly with

References in classic literature ?
Preceding each shower a mysterious gloom, like the passage of a shadow above the firmament of gray clouds, filters down upon the ship.
This happened to be the rainy season at the islands, and the heavens had nearly the whole morning betokened one of those heavy showers which during this period so frequently occur.
Mother Holle led her, as she had led her sister, to the broad gateway; but as she was passing through, instead of the shower of gold, a great bucketful of pitch came pouring over her.
The body of the great porcupine was now as smooth as leather, except for the holes where the quills had been, for it had shot every single quill in that one wicked shower.
That damned pelting shower was vexatious enough--coming on when I was just in full swing: and then to come and find nobody in to tea
At night there was a very light shower of rain: this was the first drop that had fallen since the heavy rain of September 11th and 12th, which detained me a prisoner at the Baths of Cauquenes.
By the way there came up a shower, which compelled me to stand half an hour under a pine, piling boughs over my head, and wearing my handkerchief for a shed; and when at length I had made one cast over the pickerelweed, standing up to my middle in water, I found myself suddenly in the shadow of a cloud, and the thunder began to rumble with such emphasis that I could do no more than listen to it.
The messenger of Fortune had only executed a few unimportant commissions, such as saving a new bonnet from a shower of rain, etc.
Pinocchio had no hat, but he managed to get under the window just in time to feel a shower of ice-cold water pour down on his poor wooden head, his shoulders, and over his whole body.
The sky was darkening fast with what appeared to be an approaching thunder shower when Pollyanna hurried down the hill from John Pendleton's house.
Heaven shower down blessings on you, and save me, that I may again and again testify my gratitude for all your love and kindness.
MARCH winds had come and gone; April's showers were over; May's buds had opened into flower; and the June sun was shining on the pleasant fields, when John Dolittle at last got back to his own country.
Dreary, chill November was howling out of doors, and vexing the atmosphere with sudden showers of wintry rain, or sometimes with gusts of snow, that rattled like small pebbles against the windows.
And now the April showers were dry-- The five short weeks were nearly spent-- Yet still he got the old reply,
What took place during that fearful night neither of them knew, but, on Tuesday morning, under those showers of heat which the sun poured down upon them, the unfortunate men felt their limbs gradually drying up, and when Joe attempted to rise he found it impossible.