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flu·men

, pl.

flu·mi·na

(flū'men, flū'min-ă),
A flowing, or stream.
Synonym(s): stream
[L.]

stream

(strem)
A steady flow of a liquid.

cathode stream

Negatively charged electrons emitted from a cathode and accelerated in a straight line to interact with an anode. X-ray photons are then produced.
See: Bremsstrahlung radiation; ray, cathode

flu·men

, pl. flumina (flū'mĕn, -mi-nă)
A flowing, or stream.
Synonym(s): stream.
[L.]
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Now and then some lonely Indian hut could be seen, and occasionally a craft propelled by a man who was trying to gain a meager living from the rubber forest which hemmed in the stream on either side.
There was a fringe of alder nearly opposite their cabin that almost overhung the stream.
Over a deep black part of the stream, not far from the church, was formerly thrown a wooden bridge; the road that led to it, and the bridge itself, were thickly shaded by overhanging trees, which cast a gloom about it, even in the daytime; but occasioned a fearful darkness at night.
He untied the skiff at the stern, slipped into it, and was soon rowing cautiously up- stream.
The carriage twice crossed the stream before the coachman made his way through the grounds into a dreary inclosure of stone.
I entered the town over the bridge, and the stream under it, washing the walls of the high-piled, many-gabled old inn where I proposed to pass the night.
So the friar knight got him up gravely, though his eyes twinkled with a cunning light, and laid aside his beloved pie and his cloak and his sword and his buckler, and waded across the stream with waddling dignity.
The stream on which they had thus encamped proved, in effect, to be tributary to the Seeds-ke-dee Agie, or Green River, into which it flowed at some distance to the south.
As locusts flying to a river before the blast of a grass fire--the flame comes on and on till at last it overtakes them and they huddle into the water--even so was the eddying stream of Xanthus filled with the uproar of men and horses, all struggling in confusion before Achilles.
The bed of the watercourse was covered with fragments of broken rocks, which had fallen from above, offering so many obstructions to the course of the rapid stream, which vexed and fretted about them,--forming at intervals small waterfalls, pouring over into deep basins, or splashing wildly upon heaps of stones.
At one time they had twenty-five miles of painful travel, without a drop of water, until they arrived at a small running stream.
The other bank of the stream was open ground -- a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, with a single embrasure through which protruded the muzzle of a brass cannon commanding the bridge.