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Literally corresponds to superfluous, which is from Latin, rather than Germanic.
From over- +"Ž flow.
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.
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