Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The material of a sluice or sluiceway.
- v. present participle of sluice.
- n. The act by which something is sluiced; a copious wetting; a drenching.
- n. linguistics A kind of ellipsis, introduced by an interrogative, where (usually) everything except the interrogative is elided from the clause, as in "I like him, but I don't know why".
- adj. pouring from or as if from a sluice
“My initial interpretation was the sluicing was before 1968 but you’re right, it may have been long term sluicing from 1968 to 2005.”
“The most dangerous part of the work is "sluicing" the logs.”
“Every morning early, before the pressure was off, all hands would turn out for a general "sluicing" under the hydrants.”
“He saw again the rotten "sluicing," through whose hopeless rifts and holes even their scant daily earnings had become scantier.”
“Perlstein kicks off the conference with an analysis of conservative anger, tracing its history and discussing the "sluicing" that conservatives do to keep people angry by giving them stories that reinforce their fears.”
“Claire imagines it, eons after the wounding: massive as an ocean liner, sluicing through schools of smaller sea creatures, then hurtling high into the clouds, a blot of black against a cerulean sky.”
“He felt the Wyatts cheer, felt himself turn hot and fluid, desire sluicing through him like a flash flood.”
“Water was sluicing out of the drains that remove water from the roof of my office building yesterday afternoon.”
“Under the steeply raked hood, the Prius v hosts the now-familiar Prius gas-electric drivetrain, consisting of a 1.8-liter gas engine working with two motor/generators and the nickel-metal hydride battery pack, sluicing mechanical force and regenerated electrons back and forth through the car's power-splitting planetary gearset.”
“The fingers trailed unmoving within the stream, the current sluicing around them.”
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