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disastrous flood

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  • flood legends —    Some scholars and other observers find it remarkable that the peoples of the ancient Near East had several legends of a great and disastrous flood, all featuring similar events and characters. A notable myth and epic poem, the Atrahasis, for… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Flood (novel) — Infobox Book name = Flood title orig = translator = image caption = author = Richard Doyle illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Thriller novel publisher = Random House UK release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • disastrous — adjective Date: 1594 1. attended by or causing suffering or disaster ; calamitous < a disastrous flood > 2. terrible, horrendous < a disastrous score > • disastrously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • FLOOD, THE — FLOOD, THE, deluge (Heb. mabbul) described in the Book of Genesis and brought by God to destroy humankind because of its sinfulness. Outside of the Noah tales in Genesis mabbul occurs only in Psalm 29:10. In Isaiah 54:9 the great flood is called… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • flood — n 1 *flow, stream, current, tide, flux Analogous words: *excess, superfluity, surplus: incursion, *invasion 2 Flood, deluge, inundation, torrent, spate, cataract are comparable when they mean a great or overwhelming flow of or as if of water.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Flood control — For the protocol issue, see Flood control (communications). A weir was built on the Humber River (Ontario) to prevent a recurrence of a catastrophic flood. Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of… …   Wikipedia

  • flood — floodable, adj. flooder, n. floodless, adj. floodlike, adj. /flud/, n. 1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usually submerged. 2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears. 3. the Flood, the universal deluge… …   Universalium

  • flood — 1. noun /flʌd/ a) A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water. b) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with. See… …   Wiktionary

  • Johnstown Flood — Disastrous flood (1889) in the town of Johnstown, Pa. , U.S. Johnstown lies at the confluence of the Conemaugh River and Stony Creek; at the time of the flood it was a leading U.S. steelmaking centre. At 3:10 PM on May 31, the South Fork Dam, a… …   Universalium

  • 1928 Thames flood — The 1928 Thames flood was a disastrous flood of the River Thames that affected much of riverside London, England, on 7 January 1928, as well as places further downriver. Fourteen people were drowned in London and thousands were made homeless when …   Wikipedia

  • 1966 Flood of the River Arno in Florence — The Arno River flood of November 4, 1966 killed many people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books in Florence. It is considered the worst flood in the city s history since 1557. With the combined effort of… …   Wikipedia


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