flowage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flowage the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    • n flowage a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area "many campsites were located near the flowage"
    • n flowage gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat) "rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flowage An overflowing with water; also, the water which thus overflows.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flowage The act of flowing; the state of being flowed.
    • n flowage In mech., gradual internal motion or deformation, without fracture, of a viscous solid such as asphalt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flowage act of flowing: state of being flooded
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flówan; Ger. fliessen.

Usage

In literature:

He collected all the flowage damages.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
It meant the diversion of flowage.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
It is extremely difficult to set limits to the effect of such a flowage.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
The water power has a fall of eighteen feet and a flowage of about three miles.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
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In news:

Chippewa Flowage is accessible.
Louis MO and am heading up to the flowage in a couple weeks.
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