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Cataclysm

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Cátaclysm. n.s. [κατακλύσμος.] A deluge; an inundation; used generally for the universal deluge.

The opinion that held these cataclysms and empyroses universal, was such, as held, that it put a total consummation unto things in this lower world. Hale's Origin of Mankind.

Sources: Hale, Matthew (49)

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