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adjective     proverbial pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    used when you are describing something with an expression from a proverb

    He turned up just like the proverbial bad penny.

  2. 2
    well known, or typical

    the proverbial veteran actor Kirk Douglas

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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