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flood

(Abundance), noun a sufficiency, affluence, ampleness, amplitude, an ample amount, an ample supple, avalanche, bonanza, bounteousness, bountifulness, bumper crop, copiousness, full measure, fullness, generosity, glut, great abundance, landslide, lavishness, much, outpouring, overbrim, overburden, overcharge, overflow, overload, plenty, plethora, profusion, saturation, superabundance, surfeit

flood

(Deluge), noun avalanche, burst of rain, cloudburst, downfall, downpour, drenching rain, driving rain, groundwater, heavy rain, heavy shower, inundation, massive amounts of rain, massive amounts of raising grounddater, pelting rain, pouring rain, rainfall, rainstorm, rainwater, raising water, sheets of rain, spurt of rain, storm, streams of rain, thundershower, thunderstorm, torrent of rain, torrential downpour, torrential rain
Associated concepts: National Flood InsuranceProgram
See also: assemblage, cataclysm, immerse, inundate, load, outflow, overcome, overload, overwhelm, plethora, spate
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The result of that limitation is a narrow barrier and a very restricted flood-tide delta and overwash contribution as the barrier was extending southward.
An initial field study found that only females with mature embryos underwent the spawning migration and that postspawned females switched to flood-tide transport for movement back into and up estuaries.
But once again it seems that everyone has been swept away on the "It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it" flood-tide of hyperbole.
Up-estuary migration is accomplished through flood-tide transport, in which animals ascend into the water column during flood tides and remain on or near the bottom during ebb tides.
Nine died in Ciudad, Acuana, Mexico, when a flood-tide a mile wide ripped into a shanty town, washing away flimsy structures.
Alain Locke identifies the era as "a sudden flood-tide of new life and vitality" in African American music, dance, and musical comedy (57).
Responses of estuarine crab megalopae to pressure, salinity and light: Implications for flood-tide transport.
For all his fellowZimbabwean Duncan Fletcher's support over the years, usually against a flood-tide of opinion, Hick clearly does not feel any need to return the favour.