flood (n.) Old form(s): flud
river, stream, rushing water
JC I.ii.103[Cassius to Brutus, reporting Caesar's challenge] Leap in with me into this angry flood
KJ V.iv.53[Salisbury to Melun, of the rebel lords] like a bated and retired flood ... run on in obedience / Even to our ocean, to our great King John
LC.44[of the woman] Of folded schedules had she many a one, / Which she ... gave the flood
Luc.653[Lucrece to Tarquin] there falls into thy boundless flood / Black lust
R3 I.iv.45[Clarence to Keeper] I passed ... the melancholy flood [i.e. the River Styx]
TNK IV.i.95[Wooer to all, of the Gaoler's Daughter] She saw me, and straight sought the flood
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