Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The up-stream gate of a canal-lock.
- n. Any water- or flood-gate of a race or sluice.
“To remedy the defect a temporary canal was cut around the head-gate.”
“Opening the head-gate, he poised sharply upon its extremity and took off in a perfect swan-dive; floating unconcernedly down toward that boiling maelstrom two hundred feel below.”
“I could drain the lake until the surface of the water gradually came down to the intake, when I could put in a concrete pier with an iron head-gate and regulate the flow.”
“To pass the head-gate and the flume gave him an acute pang, while the high trestle which represented so much toil and sweat, hurt him like a stab.”
“When the trestle was well along Bruce commenced sawing lumber for the half mile of flume which was to bring the water from the head-gate across the trestle to the pressure-box above the power-house.”
“Nearly every head-gate the length of it had been the scene of a bloody battle where the ranchers fought each other with irrigating shovels for their rights.”
“So I threw the wheel out of gear, one night, and lifted the head-gate of the race full open, to flow a hard stream through and wash the tail-race deeper.”
“It was the sodden fleece of the old ewe, which had been drifted against the head-gate and held there to her death.”
“He was obliged to make a detour by the orchard, and come out at the "mill-head" below; -- a black, deep pool, with an ugly ripple setting across it to the "head-gate.”
“It was the sodden fleece of the old ewe which had been drifted against the "head-gate," and held there to her death.”
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