How to use Overflow in a sentence
The extent of overflow has thus on each occasion been less.
The length of this dam from rock to rock at the overflow level is about 1500 ft.
They are constructed not only as navigable waterways, but also to relieve the rivers from periodical overflow, and to drain the marshy districts.
It is the source of the Rio Limay and receives the overflow from two smaller neighbouring lakes.
They were probably marshes that have partially silted up by the yearly overflow of the streams. These pats bear the finest crops.Advertisement
There are also found in both regions numerous masses of igneous rocks, both plutonic and volcanic, in some places of considerable extent, which pierce through and overflow the earlier formations.
According to one story, Archimedes was puzzled till one day, as he was stepping into a bath and observed the water running over, it occurred to him that the excess of bulk occasioned by the introduction of alloy could be measured by putting the crown and an equal weight of gold separately into a vessel filled with water, and observing the difference of overflow.
Many of the block mountains of the Great Basin are of complicated internal structure, showing rocks of all ages - slate, limestone, quartzites, granite, multi-coloured volcanic rocks, and large areas of lava overflow.
The Sagan in times of flood receives the overflow of the next lake in the series, Chambo or Ganjule, which lies, at a height of 3460 ft., 70 m.
The alluvial region of the state in 1909 was mainly protected against overflow from the Mississippi river by 754 m.Advertisement
A large part of the southern littoral is subject to overflow, and much more of it is permanently marshy.
The circuit of the walls of London which were left by the Romans was never afterwards enlarged, and the population did not overflow into the suburbs to any extent until the Tudor period.
The water-demon Grendel and the dragon (probably), by whom Beowulf is mortally wounded, have been supposed to represent the powers of autumn and darkness, the floods which at certain seasons overflow the low-lying countries on the coast of the North Sea and sweep away all human habitations; Beowulf is the hero of spring and light who, after overcoming the spirit of the raging waters, finally succumbs to the dragon of approaching winter.
A 10-12% solution of sodium chloride is caused to flow upwards through the apparatus and to overflow into troughs, by which it is conveyed (if necessary through a cooling apparatus) back to the circulating pump. Such a plant has been reported as giving 0.229 gallon of a liquor containing I% of available chlorine per kilowatt hour, or 0.171 gallon per e.h.p. hour.
Channels for the overflow were cut along the back and sides of the chamber.Advertisement
On account of the rapid deposition of sediment near the main channel at times of overflow, the flood plain, as is normally the case on mature valley floors, has a lateral slope of as much as 5, 10, or even 12 ft.
Its lower course lies for some distance through marshes, where in times of overflow its breadth increases from the normal 700 ft.
These channels are filled, sometimes with sea-water, sometimes with overflow water from the Volga and the Kuma.
It is certain that, until the cultivator availed himself of the natural overflow of the Nile to saturate the soil, Egypt must have been a desert, and it is a very small step from that to baling up the water from the river and pouring it over lands which the natural flood has not touched.
The taper retards the motion of the water, which constantly decreases by overflow as it proceeds, whilst it continues to fill the feeder to the brim.Advertisement
Piercing the desert, and at its annual overflow depositing rich sediment brought from the Abyssinian highlands, the river has created the Delta and the fertile strip in Upper Egypt.
The rainy season, or invierno, is broken by a short period of dry weather, called the veranillo (little summer), shortly after the December solstice; otherwise it rains every day, the streams overflow, land traffic is suspended, and the air is drenched with moisture and becomes oppressive and pestiferous.
Mr Whymper's explanation of the phenomenon is that the fish are scattered over the land by the sudden overflow during volcanic eruptions of the rivers and lakes which they inhabit.
In Sind and the Punjab there are many canals which act merely as distributaries of the overflow of the great rivers at the time of inundation; but where the utility of the canals has been increased by permanent headworks the supply of water is perennial and practically inexhaustible, thus contrasting favourably with the less certain protection given by tanks.
The great boundary rivers flow through low-lying valleys fertilized by their overflow or percolation, while a high bank leads up to the central upland, which, though naturally dry and unproductive except where irrigated by wells, has been transformed by various canal systems. This favoured region may be regarded as the granary of upper India.Advertisement
After a long repose Ometepe also burst into renewed activity on the 19th of June 1883, when the lavas from a new crater began to overflow and continued for seven days to spread in various directions over the whole island.
The soils in the southern part of Arizona are mainly sandy loams, varying from light loam to heavy, close adobe; on the plateaus is what is known as " mesa " soil; and along the rivers are limited overflow plains of fine sediment - especially along the Colorado and the river Verde.
A disastrous flood, caused by heavy rains and the sudden overflow of the Santa Catarina river on the 28th of August 1909, swept away about one-fourth of the city, drowning1200-1400persons, and destroying about $12,000,000 (Mex.) worth of property.
These are commonly called lakes, but are in reality shallow depressions receiving water from the overflow of the rivers in times of flood, and in return feeding them when the floods have subsided.
The keeping of swine in a dwelling-house, or so as to be a nuisance, is made an offence punishable by a penalty in an urban district, as also is the suffering of any waste or stagnant water to remain in any cellar, or within any dwelling-house after notice, and the allowing of the contents of any closet, privy or cesspool to overflow or soak therefrom.Advertisement
In years of exceptional flood the Seistan lakes spread southwards into an overflow channel called the Shelag which, running parallel to the northern course of the Helmund in the opposite direction, finally loses its waters in the Gaod-i-Zirreh swamp, which thus becomes the final bourne of the river.
In this way the rivers in the delta slowly build themselves up into canals, which every autumn break through or overflow their margins, and leave their silt upon the adjacent flats.
With further experience it has become obvious that very few reservoirs are capable of equalizing the full flow of the three consecutive driest years, and each engineer, in estimating the yield of such reservoirs, has deducted from the quantity ascertained on the assumption that they do so, a certain quantity representing, according to his judgment, the overflow which in one or more of such years might be lost from the reservoir.
It may be at first sight objected that a case is assumed in which there is no overflow before the reservoir begins to fall, and therefore no such loss as generally occurs from that cause.
The reservoir begins to fall at the end of February, and continues to do so with few and short exceptions until the end of August, and it so happens that about the end of August this dotted line, b b representing actual cumulative demand, crosses the straight line a a of uniform demand, so that the excess of demand, represented by the slope from June to September, is balanced by the deficiency of demand, represented by the flatter slope in the first five months, except as regards the small quantity b e near the end of February, which, not having been drawn off during January and February, must overflow before the end of February.Advertisement
In assuming a demand at the beginning of the year below the mean, resulting in an overflow equal in this case to b e at the end of February and increasing our reservoir to meet it, we assume also that some additional supply to that reservoir beyond the 11% of the streamflow from the driest year can be obtained from the previous year.
On a small scale, however, springs are fairly distributed over the United Kingdom, for there are no formations, except perhaps blown sand, which do not vary greatly in their resistance to the percolation of water, and therefore tend to produce overflow from underground at some points above the valley levels.
The weight of the water original salt water above the sea-level, and of the fresh below water so superimposed upon it, caused an overflow towards the sea.
On the appearance of serious leakage the overflow level of the water originally at of was lowered for safety to gh; and for many years the reservoir was worked with its general level much below gh.
In all reservoirs impounding the natural flow of a stream, this involves the use of an overflow.Advertisement
Where the dam is of masonry it may be used as a weir; but where earthwork is employed, the overflow, commonly known in such a case as the " bye-wash," should be an entirely independent work, consisting of a low weir of sufficient length to prevent an unsafe rise of the water level, and of a narrow channel capable of easily carrying away any water that passes over the weir.
The height to which the water is permitted to rise above the sill of the overflow depends upon the height of the embankment above that level (in the United Kingdom commonly 6 or 7 ft.), and this again should be governed by the height of possible waves.
If, then, we determine that the depth of overflow shall not exceed 1 ft., we arrive at 64 ft.
The overflow sill or weir should be a masonry structure of rounded vertical section raised a foot or more above the waste-water course, in which case for a depth of t a ft.
From the overflow sill the bye-wash channel may be gradually narrowed as the crest of the embankment is passed, the water being prevented from attaining undue velocity by steps of heavy masonry, or, where the gradient is not very steep, by irregularly set masonry.Advertisement
The western country is more open, with isolated mountain-groups and winding valleys, where the Alpheus with its tributaries the Ladon and Erymanthus drains off in a complex river-system the overflow from all Arcadia.
The triumvirates relations with Spain and Rome were very close; they had complete ascendancy over the king and over Catherine; and now the massacre of two hundred Character Protestants at Vassy on the 1st of March 1562 made of the the cup overflow.
The manuscript, discovered by Edward Pococke the Orientalist, and preserved in the Bodleian Library, contains a vivid description of a famine caused, during the author's residence in Egypt, by the Nile failing to overflow its banks.
Overflow can be accommodated in the adjacent meeting room if necessary.
My eyes avoid the carnage in the sink, the corner where the rubbish bags overflow, the empty fridge.Advertisement
For this reason he wears special gauntlets at all times which tracks his energy levels and help to safely dissipate the overflow.
An overflow drain should be large enough to handle large amounts of water I like four inch pipe.
Even if the high waters then gush over the new bank, there is a drainage ditch behind it to catch the overflow.
We will concern ourselves only with the overflow of dynamic buffers, otherwise known as stack-based buffer overflows.
Wordsworth described poetry as the ' spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions.
So when the result exceeds 52 bits or when floating overflow occurs, the result differs from that of scalar execution.
The purpose of the scheme is to provide additional storage capacity to the existing system to reduce foul sewer overflow.
The integer overflow problem came to our attention shortly thereafter.
The Olympics site is close to the biggest sewage overflow pumping station in London.
The programmer only becomes aware of the lower level when an error such as an arithmetic overflow occurs.
This limit prevents infinite recursion from causing an overflow of the C stack and crashing Python.
The excess wastewater is known as storm sewage and can overflow from the storm tanks into the river.
The buffered serial interface has a flag reset timing, which sets aside additional buffer space to " catch " the data overflow.
A technical problems caused fuel from the overflow bottle to spray into his windscreen and onto his helmet visor.
One or maybe two accommodation bridges, a winding hole, bank work and overflow spill weirs.
During the pope's absence in Paris, at the coronation of Napoleon, Consalvi remained as virtual sovereign in Rome; and his regency was rendered remarkable by a great inundation, caused by the overflow of the Tiber, during which he exposed himself with heroic humanity for the preservation of the sufferers.
There is still, however, a distinct current from the Shari delta to the east end of the lake - known to the natives, like the depression beyond, as the Bahr-el-Ghazal - indicative of the former overflow outlet.
The lake really lies on the watershed between the two, and is probably a glacial relic. Its contribution to either infant stream appears to depend on conditions of overflow determined by the blocking of ice masses towards one end.
Abbott's laborious From Letter to Spirit (1903), Joannine Vocabulary (1904) and Grammar (1906) overflow with statistical details and ever acute, often fanciful, conjecture.
Overflow pipes are marked O. The position of stopcocks etc is marked on the diagram below which also shows the hot water path.
The unclean things in the world are merely the product of the overflow of the sewer of the human being.
Having the waterline above grade makes any overflow drain simple.
Finished in a high luster white gloss, complete with a traditionally styled weir waste overflow.
These feelings overflow into other areas of the person's life to the point of generalized unhappiness with everything in life.
The barrel should contain an overflow system so that when it becomes full, the extra water can be diverted elsewhere, perhaps into the yard or a flower bed or even another rain barrel.
Toilets can overflow, stoves can catch on fire and the flowers can wilt if not tended.
Plus size women often overflow their cups, which results in the breasts spilling out at the bottom, overflowing under the arm or billowing over the top of the cups.
Fill the glass - So you don't have an overflow of Champagne in your guests glasses, first fill the glass half full and wait for the bubbles to subside, then fill the remaining glass until it is about three quarters full.
If an excess of toys exists, the child can be encouraged to donate them to less fortunate children or the overflow can be stored in an attic or basement and retrieved when the child tires of the current selection.
An earth sign like Virgo or Capricorn can give him this as long as his lover is willing to let him overflow those earthen banks whenever the call to swim free strikes.
If the same creek is already flowing at full capacity, a rainfall will cause it to overflow its banks and flood the land.
What is the intended purpose of the closet - Is it to store clothing or office supplies, toys, or seasonal overflow?
Your breasts should not overflow from your cups.
There shouldn't be any overflow with the cups of the bra.
Winnipegosis and Manitoba at high water, in spring-time, discharge their overflow through small streams into Winnipeg.
This steam condensing adds to the water in the pipe and naturally causes an overflow, which is led back to the boiler and re-used.
This stream empties into the Humboldt lake, the overflow from which goes into the so-called Carson Sink.
Each of the larger streams, as well as a large proportion of the smaller ones, is accompanied by a belt of bottom land, of greater or less width, lying low as regards the stream, and liable to overflow at times of high water.
There are a number of lakes in the lowland region of the Amazon valley, but these are mainly overflow reservoirs whose areas expand and contract with the rise and fall of the great river.
In the heart of the delta numerous large lakes or marshes abounding in fish are formed by the overflow of the Irrawaddy river during the rainy season, but these either assume very diminutive proportions or disappear altogether in the dry season.
The great engineering works by means of which the marshes were drained and the overflow of the rivers regulated by canals went back to Sumerian times, like a considerable part of later Babylonian religion and the beginnings of Babylonian law.
Hence the regulation of the zerethra or subterranean conduits which drained away the overflow southward was a matter of vital importance both to Tegea and to Mantineia, and a cause of frequent quarrels.
His personal courage and extreme affability made him highly popular among the lower orders, but he showed himself quite incapable of taking advantage permanently of the revival of the national energy, and the extraordinary overflow of native middle-class talent, which were the immediate consequences of the revolution of 1660.
The north-east barrier was pierced by underground passages (katavothra) which carried off the overflow from Copais.
The AustroGerman-Italian triple alliance was a dire blow to his expectations, and Crispi's policy with its irritating and galling pin-pricks caused the cup to overflow.
Szontagh, in America, have introduced a method of circulating the solution in each vat by forcing air into a vertical pipe communicating between the bottom and top of a tank, with the result that the bubbling of the air upward aspirates solution through the vertical pipe from below, at the same time aerating it, and causing it to overflow into the top of the tank.
You will get your 1 million bytes, then nothing - apart from a buffer overflow error.
I feel as if I were nearer to the vitals of the globe, for this sandy overflow is something such a foliaceous mass as the vitals of the animal body.
The inhabitants are totally ruined, the hospitals overflow with sick, and famine is everywhere.
The loose soil on the banks of the river is every year carried away in great masses, and the channel has so widened as to render the recurrence of an overflow unlikely.
An overflow is provided, discharging into the open air to allow the water to escape should the ball valve become defective.