III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

II. INORGANIC MATTER

2. Fluid matter; fluids in motion

[Water in motion] River.

[Nouns] running water.

jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau; sluice.

water spout, water fall; cascade, force, foss; lin, linn; ghyll, Niagara; cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm; debacle, inundation, deluge; chute, washout.

rain, rainfall; serein; shower, scud; downpour; driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst; hyetology, hyetography; predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin; mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash; dropping; falling weather.

stream, course, flux, flow, profluence; effluence (egress) [more]; defluxion; flowing; current, tide, race, coulee.

spring, artesian well, fount, fountain; rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet; streamlet, brooklet; branch [U.S.]; runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river; reach, tributary.

body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash; spring tide, high tide, full tide; bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre; fresh, freshet; indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow; confluence, corrivation.

wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple; beach comber, riffle [U.S.], rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps; rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea.

[Science of fluids in motion] hydrodynamics; hydraulics, hydraulicostatics; rain gauge, flowmeter; pegology.

irrigation (water) [more]; pump; watering pot, watering cart; hydrant, syringe; garden hose, lawn spray, sprinkler; bhisti, mussuk.

[Verbs] flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate; stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash; guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate; ooze, flow out (egress) [more].

rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks; pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in; mizzle.

flow into, fall into, open into, drain into; discharge itself, disembogue.

[Cause a flow] pour; pour out (discharge) [more]; shower down, irrigate, drench (wet) [more]; spill, splash.

[Stop a flow] stanch; dam, up (close) [more]; obstruct [more].

[Adjectives] fluent; diffluent, profluent, affluent; tidal; flowing; meandering, meandry, meandrous; fluvial, fluviaatile; streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous; stillatitious.

[Phrases] "for men may come and men may go but I go on forever" [Tennyson]; "that old man river, he just keeps rolling along" [Showboat]

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