sluicing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sluicing pouring from or as if from a sluice "the sluicing rain"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sluicing The material of a sluice or sluiceway.
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Usage

In literature:

Men were at once put to work to open a sluice-way to ease the pressure, but all attempts were in vain.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
There were some old sluice-boxes and deserted cabins, which were very interesting to the average sightseer.
"The Sheep Eaters" by William Alonzo Allen
In 1810 every sluice in the falls at Richmond was plied day and night by float seines.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
There is a network of sluices, by which the surrounding country can be inundated.
"Eric" by Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
I'm going to have some grub first, and if you don't mind I'll bunk upstairs and get a sluice.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
He hated the sluice of head and shoulders with water from a bucket in the raw open air.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
But perhaps he has been sluicing his head in the washstand basin, thinks the Chaplain.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Then the lank New Englander went below to get a meal, while Jeremy sluiced the gun decks with sea water.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
They had aided in opening the sluice-ways of a torrent which was now sweeping every thing before it.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
I found men cheerily at work getting out sluice boxes and digging ditches.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
He stood for a little to see the bright water leaping clear and fresh from the sluice.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Into the old bed a trickle of water ran through the sluice-boxes.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
No sluicing of dumps could now be done.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
His talk about dykes and sluices did not amuse her.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Hurrying as fast as their wounds and burdens would permit, the Spaniards reached the first sluice in safety.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
We ought to sluice her through inside two days.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
You've let a college dude take the sluice ahead of me.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
There is some question as to the necessity of using some water for sluicing.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
The water was shut off from running through the sluices.
"The Great Gold Rush" by W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
If you get your hand under the pin and the sluice happens to sink, you hurt your hand.
"The Incredible Honeymoon" by E. Nesbit
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In poetry:

To be a bony feed Sourdough
You must, by Yukon Law,
Have killed a moose,
And robbed a sluice,
AND BUNKED UP WITH A SQUAW. . . .
"No Sourdough" by Robert W Service
As waters from her sluices flow'd
Unbounded sorrow from her eyes;
To earth her bended front she bow'd,
And sent her wailings to the skies.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
To me, not much;
But thee, it might indeed enrich: for when,
As often happens, money is at ebb,
Thou couldst unlock thy sluices, make advances,
And take in form of interest all thou wilt.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
It almost seemed to me as deadening as the sluice of dreary Styx.
Fire and foulness mixed with leadening
Slush I drank; but swam the reddening
Stuff a league with weary licks.
Up a sulphurous bank
We climbed, and there I sank.
"Written In Hell" by Cale Young Rice
PALAEMON
Not mine betwixt such rivals to decide:
You well deserve the heifer, so does he,
With all who either fear the sweets of love,
Or taste its bitterness. Now, boys, shut off
The sluices, for the fields have drunk their fill.
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Palaemon.
Not mine betwixt such rivals to decide:
You well deserve the heifer, so does he,
With all who either fear the sweets of love,
Or taste its bitterness. Now, boys, shut off
The sluices, for the fields have drunk their fill.
"Eclogue III " by Virgil

In news:

He was born in Sluice Point, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.
The wind snapping at the sails, the prow sluicing the waves and Hefner Parkway just over there.
JEEPS head down the Big Sluice , the last bone-jarring challenge before arriving at Rubicon Springs.
THE LITTLE SLUICE is being restored to its historical appearance by removing boulders placed by extreme four-wheelers.
In the 1930s this 1927 Whippet Roadster drove through Little Sluice .
Just ask the staffers at the W Hotel next to the World Trade Center site, who saw one bobbing by last October when Sandy sluiced through the streets, onto the sidewalk, and into the lobby.
The Greenbelt Lake sluice gates were closed Wednesday to start refilling the lake, just in time for the three-day 13th Annual Foothills Fall Festival that starts Friday.
High pressure sluice water pump problems.
I am having some problems with a high pressure sluice water pump in the bottom ash system.
Mathiowetz Construction, general contractor for the levee , sought the extension after delivery delays held up the arrival of three sluice gates.
JEEPS head down the Big Sluice, the last bone-jarring challenge before arriving at Rubicon Springs.
A miner, often in a wetsuit underwater, feeds the tube with stream-bottom gravels, which are sucked up and run through a sluice that separates out heavier material – gold, if the miner is fortunate.
Features Jenny Coon Peterson The wind snapping at the sails, the prow sluicing the waves and Hefner Parkway just over there.
Slaves fed sugar cane between three wind-powered rollers and the juice drained down a sluice to a nearby factory for processing.
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