Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Fluctu, wallowing. Cap. 18.

*WAllowing of the sea is called Fluc∣tus, and hath that name of Flutu, blowing or blast: For by putting and shouing of windes, water is moued and shuft, and the ouer part therof that moo∣ueth alway, is called Vnda, the waue, & hath that name Vnda of Eundo, going, and passing: for continually it moueth, and resteth neuer, as Isi. sayth li. 13. And wallowings of the sea smiteth together, and shoueth and putteth each other, now vpward, now downwarde. By oft smi∣ting together, it gendreth some of him∣selfe, and medleth with himselfe grauell, and diuers particles of the ground, and bereth them vpward, & putteth & shoueth fishes, & amendeth them, & maketh them better by swiftnes of mouing, & by com∣ming into it of windie aire, wallowing of the sea ariseth and swelleth: and mo∣ueth now vpward, now downward, by swift putting and shouing of wind. And moueth and shoueth the aire by smiting together, & bréedeth winde, & beareth vp ships, & putteth them to cliffes & brims: And beareth them with him, & holdeth them straight, & maketh sound & noise, & is alway mouing, & may not rest: for ey∣ther it faileth at ful, or moueth & sheddeth himselfe about.