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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLUICE

The Mud-pups didn't understand how to sluice them down properly after operations.

It was not far from the head of the sluice, and, therefore, a most critical position.

Next, a fresh attempt was made to blow up the sluice, but failed.

Why, she spoiled hers, showing us how to come through that sluice, didn't she?

The range of smoky mills driven by a sluice from the fall had better be away.

The herring run this sluice and jump the gate with perfect ease.

He could hear nothing of it for the boiling at the gates of the sluice.

And on reaching the pond, they opened the sluice, and whish!

The sluice lumber was finished on the edges and the other wasnt.

We got $140 a thousand for sluice lumber, and $125 for common lumber.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, earlier scluse (mid-14c.), a shortening of Old French escluse "sluice, floodgate" (Modern French écluse), from Late Latin exclusa "barrier to shut out water" (in aqua exclusa "water shut out," i.e. separated from the river), from fem. singular of Latin exclusus, past participle of excludere "to shut out" (see exclude).

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