- v. arrive in great numbers
“If Hugh Miller's theory of the flood in correct -- and it is the most reasonable theory yet propounded -- then the Dead Sea was formed by the depression of that part of the valley through which the Jordan once flowed to the Red Sea.”
“Besides some smaller treatises against usurers and against the superstitious fear of a flood in 1524 (Fossombrone, 1523), he wrote important works on the reform of the Calendar, which procured for him invitations by Julius”
“Father told me of his uncle, Chauncey Avery, brother of Grandmother Burroughs, who, with his wife and seven children, was drowned near Shandaken, by a flood in the Esopus Creek, in April, 1814, or 1816.”
“Mondini looked splendid in his full dress uniform covered with medals, but I noticed that as the telegrams began to flood in from Rome he was growing pale and seemed visibly to shrink inside his tunic until it looked as though he had disavowed it or borrowed it from someone else.”
“It's either god-cursed drought or 'god-cursed flood in this cesspit!”
“The tide had reached its ebb and was beginning to flood in again at a startling rate: the level of the water in both the Froom and the Avon rose thirty feet in around six and a half hours, then fell thirty.”
“But I don't, because it was my rotten cricket-ball that stopped up the pipe and caused the midnight flood in our bedroom.”
“The flood of 15000B.C . is believed to have been the giant oceanic movement that flooded the Persian Gulf; while the flood of 10500B.C . is widely acknowledged as the ‘Great Flood’ mentioned in religious texts worldwide: Noah’s flood in the Bible, the floods mentioned in ancient Sumerian texts; even the Australian aborigines refer to a Great Flood in their Dreamtime folklore.”
“Effortlessly he shut them out, then let them flood in on him again.”
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