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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small dam to prevent free passage of water in an adit or level.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small temporary dam or partition, made either of branches or twigs interlaced, or perhaps sometimes of a simple piece of board, and used either to check the flow of water under ground or to separate ore from refuse or attle on the surface.

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