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There is an 8-letter word hidden in this rebus.
The rebus is a riddle.

What is the 8 letter word?

rebusrebus


EDIT: THAW should be TAHW, sorry 'bout that

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    $\begingroup$ Flooding, thats what rain and thaw bring;) $\endgroup$ – Preet May 4 '18 at 5:32
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What goes up when the rain comes down?

It is an:

Umbrella


Explanation

WHAT is written bottom-to-top, RAIN is written top-to-bottom. That is the rebus itself.

The riddle itself is a chestnut.

Edit - interesting question raised by Preet in the comments, as

The first word is WAHT (or THAW) and not WHAT (or TAHW).

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    $\begingroup$ So, it should be what instead of waht? $\endgroup$ – Preet May 4 '18 at 5:45
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    $\begingroup$ Ha ha, nice spot, I saw what I wanted to see, not what was actually in the image! Let's see "waht" the OP says 🙂 $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 4 '18 at 5:48
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    $\begingroup$ Lol, nice answer though +1;) $\endgroup$ – Preet May 4 '18 at 5:49
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    $\begingroup$ Oh noes, did not notice that mistake :/ $\endgroup$ – u_ndefined May 4 '18 at 5:52
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    $\begingroup$ Haha does'nt matter ever the answerer didn't notice;) $\endgroup$ – Preet May 4 '18 at 5:53

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