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.

    Snow Pack, Rains Heighten Flood Risk for Much of U.S.

  • 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.

    The Plains of Passage

  • But at times the spring-flood of memory sets with force up the dark River of the Nine Bends.

    The Nigger of the Narcissus

  • 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.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres

  • The heart of the schoolmaster swelled to bursting with the spring-flood of love and pity that rose up within it.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 1

  • 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.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 375, June 13, 1829

  • 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.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales


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