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 for Flood anchor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flood \Flood\ (fl[u^]d), n. [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood,
     AS. fl[=o]d; akin to D. vloed, OS. fl[=o]d, OHG. fluot, G.
     flut, Icel. fl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. fl[=o]dus;
     from the root of E. flow. [root]80. See Flow, v. i.]
     1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing
        stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water,
        rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus
        covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
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              A covenant never to destroy
              The earth again by flood.             --Milton.
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     2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise
        of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young
        flood; high flood.
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              There is a tide in the affairs of men,
              Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
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     3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood
        of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely
        diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of
        bank notes; a flood of paper currency.
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     4. Menstrual disharge; menses. --Harvey.
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     Flood anchor (Naut.), the anchor by which a ship is held
        while the tide is rising.
     Flood fence, a fence so secured that it will not be swept
        away by a flood.
     Flood gate, a gate for shutting out, admitting, or
        releasing, a body of water; a tide gate.
     Flood mark, the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood,
        rises; high-water mark.
     Flood tide, the rising tide; -- opposed to ebb tide.
     The Flood, the deluge in the days of Noah.
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