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rain·spout

 (rān′spout′)
n. Chiefly Pennsylvania & New Jersey
See gutter.
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rainspout

(ˈreɪnˌspaʊt)
n
(Civil Engineering) a spout for the drainage or discharge of rainwater
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down•spout

(ˈdaʊnˌspaʊt)

n.
a vertical pipe for conveying rainwater from a roof or gutter to the ground or to a drain; leader.
[1895–1900]
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I straightened a rainspout and reclamped and tacked it to the outside wall.
The Rainspout Music Festival continues Saturday and Sunday at the Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 North, featuring a variety of jazz, swing, blues and more.
We ended the line with a 2-inch cap with five 1/16-inch holes drilled around center to create a very narrow rainspout. Over a 20-foot drop, this created about an 18-inch area of rain centered on a 28-inch drain plug.
While walking to work, he moves a potted tree on the sidewalk so it's underneath a building's rainspout, collecting water.
There was what looked like a rainspout about ten feet down to his right and beyond, another embrasure.
Here, the wide and mighty Hudson has transformed into a wee little creek--Feldspar Brook in name, but as narrow as a rainspout and as shallow as a birdbath.
I watch the common house sparrows who keep a nest above a rainspout. They build rather ratty looking nests, but they seem to be determined and faithful little creatures.
I buried dread that way, my telephone calls and letters, and on the way I walked into a side yard and straightened a brick - for it was May - and chased a gartersnake into his rainspout; and since it was morning and it was hot already I put the eggshell under a leather chair and thought of our trip to New Orleans and used the end of a broom to prop up a rosebush, the way we do, sweet Larry.
Yachats will welcome Oregon musicians, including many from Eugene, for the 2017 Rainspout Music Festival this weekend.