|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class III. Words Relating to Matter|
|Section II. Inorganic Matter|
| 2. Fluid Matter|
| 3. Fluids in Motion|
|348. [Water in Motion.] River.|
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jet, swash, spurt or spirt, squirt, spout, splash, rush, gush, jet deau [F.]; sluice.
waterspout, waterfall; fall, cascade, force or foss [dial. Eng.], linn or lin [Scot.], gill or ghyll; Niagara; cataract, catadupe [obs.], cataclysm; debacle, inundation, deluge; chute, washout.
RAIN, rainfall; serein [F.]; plash, shower, scud [dial.]; downpour; downflow, pour, cloudburst, drencher; driving -, drenching- rain; predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin; drisk [U. S.], brash [dial.], mizzle [dial.], drizzle, stillicidium, dropping &c. v.; rains, rainy season, monsoon, bursat or barsat [Hind.]; falling weather [colloq.].
HYETOLOGY, hyetography; hyetograph, rain chart.
STREAM, course, flux, flow, profluence; effluence (egress) [See Egress]; defluxion; flowing &c. v.; current, tide, race, mill race, tide race.
spring; fount, fountain; rill, rivulet, rillet; streamlet, brooklet; branch [U. S.]; runnel, runlet; sike, burn [both dial. Eng. & Scot.], beck [Eng.], brook, river; reach; tributary.
body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash; spring -, high -, flood -, full- tide; bore, eagre or hygre; fresh, freshet; indraft or indraught; ebb, refluence, reflux, undercurrent, undertow, eddy, vortex, gurge [rare], whirlpool, Charybdis, Maelstrom (also maelstrom), regurgitation, overflow, alluvion; confluence, corrivation [obs.].
WAVE, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerithmon gelasma [Greek]; beach comber, riffle [U. S.], tidal wave, comber, chop, choppiness, roll, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses; rough -, heavy -, cross -, long -, short -, choppy -, chopping- sea.
[SCIENCE OF FLUIDS IN MOTION] hydrodynamics; hydraulics, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics, hydromechanics, pegology, pluviometry.
[MEASURES] hyetometer, hyetometrograph, hydrodynamometer, nilometer, fluviometer, fluviograph, marigraph, hydrometer, hydrometrograph, udometer, ombrometer, rain gauge or gage, pluviometer, pluviograph.
IRRIGATION (water) [See Water]; pump; watering- pot, - cart; hydrant, standpipe, syringe, siphon, mussuk [Hind.].
WATER CARRIER, bheesty or bheestie [India], Water Bearer, Aquarius.
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|VERB:||FLOW, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate; stream, gurge [rare], surge, swirl, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash; guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, regurgitate; ooze, flow out (egress) [See Egress].|
FLOW INTO, fall into, open into, drain into; discharge itself, disembogue.
[CAUSE A FLOW] pour; pour out (discharge) [See Ejection]; shower down; irrigate, drench (wet) [See Water]; spill, splash.
[STOP A FLOW] stanch or staunch; dam, dam up (close) [See Closure]; obstruct [See Hindrance].
RAIN, - hard, - in torrents, - cats and dogs, - pitchforks [both colloq.]; pour, shower, sprinkle, pour with rain, drizzle, spit [colloq.], set in; mizzle.
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|ADJECTIVE:||FLUENT, deliquescent, defluent, profluent [rare], diffluent, affluent; tidal; flowing &c. v.; meandering, meandrous, meandry [obs.], flexuous, fluvial, fluviatile; streamy, streamful; choppy, rolling; stillicidious [obs.], stillatitious [rare]; hydragogue [med.].|
RAINY, showery, pluvial [rare], pluvious, pluviose [rare], drizzly, drizzling, mizzly, wet; pluviometric or pluviometrical.
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- For men may come and men may go but I go on forever.Tennyson
- That mountain floods should thunder as before.Wordsworth
- The immense and contemptuous surges.Kipling
- The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber wind-hounded.Kipling
- Rivers are moving roads.Pascal