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synonyms for sluice

  • channel
  • douse
  • flume
  • flush
  • gate
  • gush
  • pour
  • soak
  • trough
  • valve
  • wash
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How to use sluice in a sentence

They had aided in opening the sluice-ways of a torrent which was now sweeping every thing before it.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
They died because they refused to open those sluice-ways of blood which the people demanded.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
He finished his strictly utilitarian household labor and went off up the flat to the sluice boxes.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
In a few minutes Uncle Will released him and sent him back to help Lucky at the sluice.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
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.
BILL'S SCHOOL AND MINEWILLIAM SUDDARDS FRANKLIN
By the sluice provision, again, the water could at any time be discharged, even before it reached nearly so high a point.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 440VARIOUS
The water dripped over the wheel, and long green beard trailed from its chin down the sluice.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
Only his horror of the fatal exit, the raving sluice, the swaying white spray-curtain, retained its keenness.
THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Godfrey hurried out, threw off his jacket and shirt, turned the tap on to his head, and enjoyed a thorough sluice.
CONDEMNED AS A NIHILISTGEORGE ALFRED HENTY
Above the church is a great sluice, below it a bridge, which may be reckoned as the head of the port of Boston.
THE RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN: RIVERS OF THE EAST COASTVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SLUICE

  • douse
  • drench
  • drown
  • engulf
  • flood
  • flush
  • gush
  • overflow
  • overrun
  • overwhelm
  • pour
  • sluice
  • soak
  • sop
  • souse
  • stream
  • submerge
  • swamp
  • wet
  • whelm
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