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Flow, subst. 1) the streaming, running of a fluid: “whom from the f. of gall I name not,” H8 I, 1, 152. “set mine eyes at f.” Tim. II, 2, 172. “scornedst our brain's f.” V, 4, 76 (i. e. tears).
2) the high tide, opposed to the ebb: “make --s and ebbs,” Tp. V, 270. Figuratively: H4A I, 2, 43. Troil. II, 3, 139. Tim. II, 2, 151.
3) height of water in general: add to his (the sea's) “f., but alter not his taste,” Lucr. 651. “they take the f. of the Nile by certain scales i' the pyramid,” Ant. II, 7, 20. Figuratively: “nor cease his f. of riot,” Tim. II, 2, 3.
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