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 for fresh-water
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fresh-water \Fresh"-wa`ter\, a.
     1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water which is not salty;
        as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh-water fish;
        fresh-water mussels.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a
        seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Unskilled; raw. [Colloq.] "Fresh-water soldiers."
        --Knolles. Fresnel lamp

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