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  • n. Plural form of flume.

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Examples

  • The only relief from the flumes was the precipices; and the only relief from the precipices was the flumes, except where the ditch was far under ground, in which case we crossed one horse and rider at a time, on primitive log-bridges that swayed and teetered and threatened to carry away.

    Chapter 8

  • Planned "leisure water" facilities such as flumes and slides that would have subsidised the swimming were ditched in the design phase.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Blue sky trailed by white plane flumes marking a heaven all pray exists;

    In Memoriam

  • There was no worn channel for the creek, and its waters, dammed up, diverted, flying through the air on giddy flumes, trickling into sinks and low places, and raised by huge water-wheels, were used and used again a thousand times.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • The various pools, indoors and outdoors; slides and flumes; heated and bubbly; with or without waves, […]

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » 2009 » July

  • The various pools, indoors and outdoors; slides and flumes; heated and bubbly; with or without waves, keep the children amused for hours.

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » Blog Archive » The Other Side of Center Parcs

  • The wreckage of the spring washing appeared everywhere -- piles of sluice-boxes, sections of elevated flumes, huge water-wheels, -- all the debris of an army of gold-mad men.

    Chapter XIII

  • But a visit from Uncle Press soon topples all of that as Bobby learns that he is a Traveler, someone who can ride “flumes” through time and space.

    Ebook Freebies: The Merchant of Death and Suvudu Additions « BAHAY TALINHAGA

  • Something about crows, yes, poor fellows, blow them off too, for now, so infuriated, they know the August blacksmith bellows to be a far cry; or November, pinhole in a parallax of sty, cataract, red-flecked polyp spitting flumes of snow.

    The Last Words Of Julius Orange

  • High above were flumes and beach-like ripples of cirrus; and through gaps in the woods, the west looked wild: full of big scudding clouds bringing bank holiday weather.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

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