from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gate to regulate the flow of water through a dam or dike or from a reservoir.


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  • Now is the little hatch-gate slammed with the wind, contrasting its rude sound with the rusty creak of the "invisible" iron fence just set up, but already

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 363, March 28, 1829

  • So saying, we proceeded on our way through winding lanes, between hedgerows tenderly green, till we reached the hatch-gate, with the white cottage beside it embosomed in fruit-trees, which forms the entrance to the Pinge, and in a moment the whole scene was before our eyes.

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