Land-flood

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-flood a flooding or overflowing of land by water: inundation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.

Usage

In literature:

We had, however, twice to swim across portions of the flooded land.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Dove was furs' thing dat bring something back to Noah when de flood done gone frum over de land.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The strong currents of the ocean broke loose and flooded over the land.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
In the irrigated regions three crops a year may be produced; in the flooded lands only one is grown.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The tide was at the flood, the wind fresh but steady, and blowing directly on land.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
There were only a few forests and meadows in the land that were not flooded.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The milk-white current, laden with chalky washings from the land, swept by in a mighty flood.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Fairly landed, he shook himself, spat coolly into the flood, and turned to see what was happening to his fellow in distress.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Fresh water, or rain, and land floods; old term.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Besides, how could one land on the opposite bank among willows which would scuttle the boat, and with a flood of unknown extent?
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
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In poetry:

Here, where youth's border land appears,
The gallant oarsman drops his fears,
And, king-like, o'er the floods he rears
His stately head.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Methought, through many years and lands,
I sped along an arrowy flood,
That leapt and lapt my face and hands,
I knew not were it fire or blood.
"Methought, through many years and lands," by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Touby Lyfong he worked for the French
A big fat man liked to dine & wench
Prince of the Meos he grew black mud
Till opium flowed through the land like a flood
"CIA Dope Calypso" by Allen Ginsberg
There comes a perfume from the sunset land,
And from the sunset vapor comes a voice;
Some one in evening's gateway seems to stand,
And o'er a flood of glory shout, "Rejoice!"
"Twilight" by Maurice Thompson
There lies a land beyond the wave
Of time's tempestuous flood;
Our dreary bank must be the grave,
And Death our pilot good,
If we would reach that wish'd-for land,
And mingle with its happy band.
"A Dirge" by Peter John Allan
'Then shall ye see the field, the flood,
The restful vale, the placid wood,
All that ye loved in all the land!
And we, whose "stength is His," shall stand
As erst we stood,
As when of old he called us good.
"The Answer Of The Hills" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

CAMBRIDGE — The Vermont village of Jeffersonville has received a $125,000 grant to help buy and conserve four acres of land in a flood plain that had been slated for development.
As much as one fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater due to the floods in July of this year.
A lawsuit filed by 86 farmers who blame increased flooding of their land on Grand Lake's West Bank spillway is progressing through the Ohio Supreme Court.
A view of debris from flood-damaged factories, which covers a large plot of vacant land, at Bangkadi industrial estate, north of Bangkok.
Enlarge The Associated Press Farm lands along the Mississippi River show flooding Wednesday, May 11, 2011 near the Yazoo River.
(AP) Parts of North Korean land mines washed up on South Korean shores near the border as troops continued combing the area Friday for other mines that may have been dislodged by deadly landslides and flooding, authorities said.
Utrecht, Netherlands, February 10 (ENInews)--If there was ever a country that understands floods, it is the Netherlands, where one-quarter of the land is below sea level, and it is there that a modern Noah is constructing an ark.
Heavy rainfall caused several roads to be closed throughout the county either by flooding or by land slides on Sunday.
Finnegan has said the land was used to house Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers after the Agnes Flood in 1972, and after the flood the lots were sold off or people left, creating title problems.
Businesses along a narrow strip of land between the flood and the Bay became an island for a few hours.
Lindy 's landing re-opens following Kings River flooding.
Flooding caused the closure of Lindy 's Landing in Reedley for seven weeks.
The National Weather Service is warning that heavy bands of rain from Sandy could cause "major inland, stream and low-land flooding.".
Lessons for US From a Flood-Prone Land.
Within 10 years, the dams will flood over 11,000 acres of Patagonian land and require 1,500 miles of transmission lines to generate hydroelectric power for Chile's mining industry.
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