The annual flooding now appears to be actually beneficial to the stonework, by removing the disintegrating salts and incrustations.
William, in his turn, with an army wholly insufficient to meet the French in the open field, was able to persuade wag gi s h his countrymen to open the dikes and by flooding the land to prevent its occupation by the enemy.
The small, muddy, green pond had risen visibly more than a foot, flooding the dam, because it was full of the naked white bodies of soldiers with brick-red hands, necks, and faces, who were splashing about in it.
The storm will inundate low-lying areas, with 4 million people at risk of flooding in the UK alone.
He read much of the pamphlet literature then flooding the country, but he still preferred the, more general studies in history and literature, Plutarch, Caesar, Corneille, Voltaire and Rousseau being his favourite author:.
He couldn't stem the memories flooding his mind and felt the wound of Darian's death reopen wider than it had originally been.
But most of all did they dislike his practice of flooding England with strangers from beyond seas, for whom offices and endowments had to be found.
The rise of the Tiber and the flooding of Rome in December 1870 (tactfully used by Victor Emmanuel as an opportunity for a first visit to the new capital) illustrated the imperative necessity of reorganizing the drainage of the city and of constructing the Tiber embankment.
The mine workings may also be flooded Flooding of by large bodies of underground water.
The idea was even mooted of damming up the river near Hauconcourt, and thus, flooding out the whole of the civil population of Metz; but expert civil engineers, who were sent for from Germany, reported against the proposal.