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Translating some rare irregular verbs?

I recently compiled for myself a list of all conjugations of every irregular verb in the French language, for over 350 verbs (as close to all of them as I could get.) I also had to translate the ...
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Third person plural for “pleuvoir”?

Apparently the verb pleuvoir can only be conjugated in the third person, but I don't understand why you would ever conjugate it in the plural. If Il pleut means It's raining, what does Ils pleuvent ...
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How is “gésir” a defective verb?

Apparently gésir has an incomplete conjugation—it only works in the present tense. This confuses me. How would I say “I would lie down” or “I will lie down”, etc?