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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flow v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowed p. pr. & vb. n. Flowing.]
 1. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
 2. To become liquid; to melt.
    The mountains flowed down at thy presence.   --Is. lxiv. 3.
 3. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
 Those thousand decencies that daily flow
 From all her words and actions.   --Milton.
 4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
    Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.   --Dryden.
 5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
    In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.   --Joel iii. 18.
    The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.   --Prof. Wilson.
 6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
    The imperial purple flowing in his train.   --A. Hamilton.
 7. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
    The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.   --Shak.
 8. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.