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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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With these came they, who from the bordring flood Of old EUPHRATES to the Brook that parts EGYPT from SYRIAN ground, had general Names Of BAALIM and ASHTAROTH, those male, These Feminine.
Yes, I was young and unthinking, and when the flood came, who so pleased as I?
Out of the Oakland Estuary I drifted on the last of an early morning ebb, caught the first of the flood up bay, and raced along with a spanking breeze.
The Catholics, bad harvests, and the mysterious fluctuations of trade were the three evils mankind had to fear; even the floods had not been great of late years.
In Noah's flood, he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
But they were not able to remain together, for the water tore them apart, and when the flood was over they both resumed their own shapes again, but the hunter and the hunter's wife found themselves each in a strange country, and neither knew what had become of the other.
Many have imagined themselves blessed with the discovery when they have told us that this mighty flood proceeds from the melting of snow on the mountains of Aethiopia, without reflecting that this opinion is contrary to the received notion of all the ancients, who believed that the heat was so excessive between the tropics that no inhabitant could live there.
But as the rain came down in a flood, the little fellow was hopelessly a prisoner, and now stood with sullen aspect at a window, wondering whether the sun itself were not extinguished by so much moisture in the sky.
I observed that the flood of last winter had lodged a great quantity of driftwood against the wooden pier at this end of the bridge.
The crooked lane leading from their own parrish to Mellstock ran along the lowest levels in a portion of its length, and when the girls reached the most depressed spot they found that the result of the rain had been to flood the lane over-shoe to a distance of some fifty yards.
We must reach the upper levels of the pits in advance of the flood or we shall never reach them.
Its embers burnt now with a faint and sickly glare in the full flood of yellow moonlight which had fallen upon the country.