from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as springtide.
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The spring-flood outlook is based on a compilation of individual river-level forecasts across the country, heavy rains in the fall, which affects soil saturation, record snows in many places this winter and continuing cold temperatures that prevented an early melt, a spokeswoman said.
The wind had eroded deeper gullies, and in the upper valley of an old spring-flood tributary, the riverbed had gone dry and, lacking vegetation, had drifted into sand dunes.
But at times the spring-flood of memory sets with force up the dark River of the Nine Bends.
Not the hind herself could be lighter on her foot than Aasa was; and even in the spring-flood it was her wont to cross and recross the brook, and to sit dreaming on a large stone against which the water broke incessantly, rushing in white torrents over its edges.
The heart of the schoolmaster swelled to bursting with the spring-flood of love and pity that rose up within it.
The roar of waters came rapidly onward, and amid the foaming eddy created by its advance, the stifled death-cry, mingled with the harsh and piercing shrieks of some of the half drowning victims -- one moment awakened to the consciousness of their situation, and the next hurried to eternity -- burst on the ear; and such was the advance of the spring-flood, that a few minutes after the rush of people had reached the shingles, the curling breakers rolled the bodies of several of the sufferers almost to their feet.
a rumbling like the sound of heavy artillery; the spring-flood was lifting the covering of ice, which presently cracked and burst into a thousand fragments.