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  • n. Alternative form of sluice gate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gate or a sluice; a water-gate; a flood-gate; a sluice.
  • n. The gate which closes a sluiceway in a splash-dam.


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  • It was only in the 20th century, Mr. Schoenfeld says, that newspapers became a sluice-gate for secrets.

    Confidential Conundrum

  • All it needs is this short flume sketched in here to bring the water down, and a sluice-gate to feed the main canal that follows this bench we are on.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Pedestrian, in knickerbockers, is assured that, if he waits half a day or so, he may get an attic -- "Back of se house; fine view of se sluice-gate and cemetery."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, August 27, 1892

  • Thus, beginning with a trickle, the flow of her good humor presently broadened to the width of the sluice-gate, as she entered upon an absorbing scrutiny of the quaint old house which by tradition had served one of the earlier governors.

    The Henchman

  • He was only a little fellow eight years old, but like every child in that country, he knew of the danger in which he lived, and how at any time if he should see any sign of water coming in through an embankment, or a sluice-gate, where it ought not, it was his bounden duty immediately to give the alarm.

    Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • If the wild gamble of the Hudson Bay scheme were to rush through to commercial success -- if the limitless wheat-lands of Canada were to pour their mighty torrent of life into Europe through the channel of Hudson Bay -- it would be Lars Larssen who would hold the key of the sluice-gate.

    Swirling Waters

  • Joan put a sluice-gate gently back into the stream.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • Then all of a sudden the sluice-gate of speech was pulled up.

    Jonah and Co.

  • There was a long, long silence, which the suck and gurgle of water fretting a crazy sluice-gate had to themselves.

    Anthony Lyveden

  • It seemed that some astral sluice-gate was raised; a dreadful sense of foreboding for the first time flooded my mind.

    The Quest of the Sacred Slipper


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