And the influx of Catholic immigrants from Germany and Ireland helped create a beer-drinking culture.
The opposition claims that the increase is due to an influx of foreign snipers fighting in support of the government troops.
The fragile peace in Ukraine is being threatened by an influx of gear and armed men.
1620s, from French influx (1540s) or directly from Late Latin influxus "a flowing in," from past participle stem of influere "to flow in" (see influence). Originally of rivers, air, light, spiritual light, etc.; used of people from 1650s.