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flowage

[floh-ij] /ˈfloʊ ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an act of flowing; flow.
2.
the state of being flooded.
3.
flowing or overflowing water, or other liquid.
4.
Mechanics. gradual internal motion or deformation.
Origin of flowage
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; flow + -age
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  • A sixty foot channel has been left through the flowage for slucing logs.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • A monopoly will give us settled prices and control of the flowage.

  • It is extremely difficult to set limits to the effect of such a flowage.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • The water power has a fall of eighteen feet and a flowage of about three miles.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The chartered operators control the flowage completely, opening and shutting gates at their pleasure.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • flowage is often beautifully expressed by the arrangement of the slender laths of feldspar.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • On these marshes, wherever the flowage is killing the grass, the vine is rapidly spreading, without transplanting.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The flowage vastly increased the extent of the deadwater, slowing the logs of the independents, whose towage methods were crude.

  • We have in mind now, the common case of water temporarily raised, by Winter flowage or by Summer freshets.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
British Dictionary definitions for flowage

flowage

/ˈfləʊɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of flowing or overflowing or the state of having overflowed
2.
the liquid that flows or overflows
3.
a gradual deformation or motion of certain solids, such as asphalt, which flow without fracture
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