Flood mark

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flood mark the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood, rises; high-water mark.
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Usage

In literature:

When the young man had first spoken of a birth mark a rush of hope had flooded her heart.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
There were few radical cases of complete destruction like those which marked the course of the flood in the northern tributaries.
"The Passaic Flood of 1903" by Marshall Ora Leighton
Death and intense suffering marked the great flood which swept clean the Sandusky valley.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
High up too I could see the traces where the flood had reached, well marked by the dry grass hanging among the boughs.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Scarcely had the ravages of the last flood been repaired when fire marked Gorgona for its prey.
"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" by Mary Seacole
The creek was practically dry; just a thread of water here and there among the rocks marked the course of flood time.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
In calm, as in flood, Mark Twain has mastered the river, and has made it his own.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
The elegant houses bore the marks of the flood.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
The largest morgue is at the Fourth ward school-house, a two-story brick building which stands just at the edge of the high mark of the flood.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
The map was criss-crossed with other special marks, indicating obstructions, flood damage and the location of wrecking crews.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
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In poetry:

'Dread evil rolls by like a flood,
Men's bones beneath his surges whiten,
Go where the ages mark in blood
The footsteps that their days enlighten.'
"The Dreamers" by William Wilfred Campbell
When one day (and now mark me well,
Ye soon shall know how this befell)
He in a vessel of his own,
On the swift flood is hurrying down,
Down to the mighty Sea.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
I marked Orion’s armour glitter cold,
Where o’er dark bars the milk-white river runs;
I marked great Sirius flood the heavens with gold,
The sovran of the suns.
"Ad Astra" by George Essex Evans
Mark, to the left, romantic Cambria's coast,
Her curtain'd mountains rising o'er the floods;
While seas on Orm's beak'd promontory burst,
Blue Deva swells her mirror to the woods.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
The Censor is a crocodile.
Beneath that slimy flood,
The Waters of Oblivion,
He seeks his livelihood.
His gloating eye marks children of my pen;
He draws them under from the sight of men.
"The Censor" by C J Dennis
And Grenville, she whose radiant eyes
Have mark'd by slow gradation rise
The princely piles of Stowe;
Yet praised these unembellish'd woods,
And smiled to see the babbling floods
Through self-worn mazes flow.
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone

In news:

A flooded parking lot looked bad enough until Mark Thomas showed up to claim his brand new car.
Edited by Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney and Andrew Whitaker 376 pp.
Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice Attorney Chris Cullen, left, addresses the crowd as Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Director Jim Brozena listens during Monday's meeting.
Venice Flood Makes a Swimming Pool of St Mark's.
ST PAUL — Gov Mark Dayton wants the federal Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to repair homes and businesses and businesses damaged by storms and flooding in June.
To many it may seem to have happened not long ago, but this week marked the 22nd anniversary of the killer flash floods that roared down Wegee Creek, Pipe Creek, Cumberland Run and surrounding areas, taking the lives of 26 people.
A man walks on the flooded Saint Mark's square during an "acqua alta" ('high waters') flooding on October 31, 2012 in Venice.
Gondola's are seen near St Mark's square flooded during "acqua alta" (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice.
People walk on bridges set up in a flooded St Mark's square during "acqua alta" (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice.
People walk on St Mark's square, flooded during a "acqua alta" on October 27, 2012 in Venice.
A tourist crosses St Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, where high tides have flooded the city.
People sit at the table of a bar in a flooded St Mark's Square in Venice .
Heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds have flooded Venice and brought the lagoon city's high tide mark to its sixth-highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago.
View of St Mark's square flooded during "acqua alta" (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice .
A man carries a girl as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during "acqua alta" (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice .
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