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sluice in Water topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsluicesluice1 /sluːs/ noun [countable]  TTWa passage for water to flow through, with a special gate which can be opened or closed to control it
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sluiceA filled-in marsh is a sluice for sediment.Its sluices could be used to flood the whole area if it became infested with invading forces.Just opposite the point where the brook which runs past Lawrence's old home joins the Erewash itself stands a mill sluice.It is only responsible for the reservoir itself and for the sluice gates, says Maxwell.The moment the prison doors closed behind Gandhi the sluice gates of violence opened.At last the sluice gates were lowered.The defeat opened the sluice gates and venom flowed through in raging torrents.The sluice gates are lifted by chains on old fashioned rollers.