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  • sluice — sluicelike, adj. /sloohs/, n., v., sluiced, sluicing. n. 1. an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow. 2. the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate …   Universalium

  • drain — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, ablation, abrade, abridge, absorb, absorption, abstract, abuse, achromatize, acquire, air dry, anhydrate, assimilate, assimilation, attrition, bake, bankrupt, bate, bereave, blackmail, blanch, bleach,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sluice — [[t]slus[/t]] n. v. sluiced, sluic•ing 1) civ an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate(sluice′ gate )at the upper end for regulating the flow 2) civ the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate 3) civ a… …   From formal English to slang

  • sluice — Synonyms and related words: aboideau, air lock, aqueduct, arroyo, avenue, baptize, bath, bathe, bed, blow out, blowhole, canal, channel, chute, cloaca, cloaca maxima, creek bed, culvert, debouch, deluge, dip, dock gate, donga, door, douche, douse …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sluice — /slus / (say sloohs) noun 1. an artificial channel for conducting water, fitted with a sluicegate. 2. the body of water held back or controlled by a sluicegate. 3. any contrivance for regulating a flow from or into a receptacle. 4. a channel,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • sluice — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sluse, alteration of scluse, from Anglo French escluse, from Late Latin exclusa, from Latin, feminine of exclusus, past participle of excludere to exclude Date: 15th century 1. a. an artificial passage for water… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sluice — sluːs n. manmade water channel equipped with a valve or gate for regulating water flow; valve or gate used to regulate water flow; water flow controlled by a sluice; trough, water channel used to transport objects (i.e. logs) v. open a sluice… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drain — 1. verb 1) a valve for draining the tank Syn: empty (out), void, clear (out), evacuate, unload Ant: fill 2) drain off any surplus liquid Syn: draw off, extract …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • drain — v 1. draw off, sluice, pump off, withdraw, remover take away; extract, milk, tap, broach; filter, filtrate, percolate. 2. deprive, impoverish, pauperize, ruin; consume, empty, expend, deplete, exhaust; tax, sap, bleed, enervate, devitalize;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Forty Foot Drain — In the drainage schemes of The Fens of Eastern England, some of the principal drainage channels are each known as The Forty Foot or Forty Foot Drain, the name being qualified when there is a need to distinguish between them. They are Vermuden s… …   Wikipedia

  • South Forty-foot drain — The South Forty foot Drain is the main channel for the land drainage of the Black Sluice Level in the Lincolnshire Fens. It lies in eastern England between Guthram Gowt, reference TF171225 and the Black Sluice on The Haven, at Boston.(1) The… …   Wikipedia

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