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noun as in stream

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Far upstream, one of the power companies has opened the dam’s sluices.

Even if farmers smooth over the top of the soil, underground rubble can act like a barrier or sluice for water, which could make it harder to grow crops.

Chef Garcelon and several members of the kitchen staff are standing around, watching the honey sluice out of the centrifuge.

They had aided in opening the sluice-ways of a torrent which was now sweeping every thing before it.

They died because they refused to open those sluice-ways of blood which the people demanded.

He finished his strictly utilitarian household labor and went off up the flat to the sluice boxes.

In a few minutes Uncle Will released him and sent him back to help Lucky at the sluice.

Once I saw a catfish, gasping for air at the surface of water that had been muddied by the opening of a sluice-way in a dam.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sluice, such as: channel, douse, flume, flush, gate, and gush.

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