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Definitionan overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
- Then they turned aside again, to the right, and came quickly to a small river in a narrow gorge: it was the same stream that trickled far above out of the round pool, now grown to a swift torrent, leaping down over many stones in a deep-cloven bed, overhung with ilex and dark box-woods.4.5 -- Book 4 Chapter 5 -- The Window on the West (51% in)
- At their right, eastwards, the torrent fell, splashing over many terraces, and then, pouring down a steep race, it filled a smooth-hewn channel with a dark force of water flecked with foam, and curling and rushing almost at their feet it plunged sheer over the edge that yawned upon their left.4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (6% in)
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