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  • n  conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
  • v  pour as if from a sluice
    An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef
  • v  irrigate with water from a sluice
    sluice the earth
  • v  transport in or send down a sluice
    sluice logs
  • v  draw through a sluice
    sluice water

  • The Village Voice put its sassiest junior movie critic (me) on the Meyer beat, opening the sluice gate to torrents of mannered enthusiasm.
  • And many an Arctic placer miner would go it with bulldozer and sluice box, gambling for a stake through weeks of mud, mosquitoes and midnight sun.
  • From firsthand observation and from pictures shown her by the North Vietnamese, she concluded: "Not only the dikes are being bombed, but hydraulic systems, sluice gates, pumping .
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  • Geert Wilders in The Age
    THE sluice gates are wide open,Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders says in a campaign video that shows planes landing in Holland as women in headscarves outnumber natives in shopping street scenes.
  • Madhu Koda in Hindu
    I have asked him to look into it. Before opening the sluice gates, sufficient time should have be given to us for evacuation of people,Koda said.
  • Rob Bailey in BBC News
    It was also decided that there should be some arrangement to drain out the rising waters at Mullaperiyar. Presently there is no sluice to drain out the rising water. We are hoping that the December 29 meeting in Delhi when the chief ministers of... VS Achuthanandan Peninsula On-line Nov 20, 2006 91336 121368 sluicing I think sanitising [street names] takes away the industry and distinctiveness of many areas like the sluicing of the fens or the coal-mining of the north," Mr Bailey said.

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