from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The water flowing from the buckets of a water-wheel in motion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Water in a tailrace.


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  • The course next the rock is composed of hollowbrick, and ample weepers emptying into the tail-water are provided.

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  • Rivers, too, have been improved in some senses, though there are many of us who can never love a dam, as formerly muddy and carp-filled rivers in the American West have been transformed into tail-water fisheries alive with trout. - News

  • However, Young added that most anglers are often amazed at the plethora of unique winter trout fishing opportunities Arizona offers from an improbable desert river fishery near Phoenix and gas-tank-friendly urban waters to a renowned tail-water trout fishery that draws anglers from around the world.

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  • * Willow Beach, the tail-water fishery in Arizona between Hoover Dam and Lake Mohave (already being stocked);

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