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deluge
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
a large amount of something — especially water

or:

to overwhelm with a large amount of something — especially water
  • It is not necessary that the rising sun should dart his fiery glories over the eastern horizon; nor that the boisterous winds should rush from their caverns, and shake the lofty forest; nor that the opening clouds should pour their deluges on the plains: it is not necessary, I say, that any of these should proclaim his majesty: there is not an insect, not a vegetable, of so low an order in the creation as not to be honoured with bearing marks of the attributes of its great Creator;...
    Book 8 (97% in)

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