Definition of Sluices

1. Noun. (plural of sluice) ¹



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Definition of Sluices

1. sluice [v] - See also: sluice

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sluices

sluggishness
sluggishnesses
sluggy
slughorn
slughorns
sluglike
slugs
slugworm
slugworms
sluice
sluice down
sluice valve
sluiced
sluicegate
sluicelike
sluices (current term)
sluiceway
sluiceways
sluicier
sluiciest
sluicing
sluicy
sluing
sluit
sluits
slum
slum area
slumber
slumber parties
slumber party

Literary usage of Sluices

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Resources of California by John Shertzer Hittell (1867)
"Double sluices.—sluices are sometimes made double —that is, with a longitudinal division through the middle, so that there are two distinct sluice-boxes ..."

2. The Resources of California: Comprising the Society, Climate, Salubrity by John Shertzer Hittell (1874)
"The riffle-bars used as false bottoms in sluices, are usually sawed longitudinally with the grain of the wood, but " block riffle-bars" are considered ..."

3. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1906)
"Tail sluices are sometimes erected to intercept the tailings from one or several ... These tail sluices are made of much greater size than those described ..."

4. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"Outlet sluices.—As the object of a storage dam is to impound water that may be drawn off when wanted, one or more outlet sluices must be constructed at the ..."

5. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"Outlet sluices.—As the object of a storage dam is to impound water that may be drawn off when wanted, one or more outlet sluices must be constructed at the ..."

6. The Statutes at Large of South Carolina by South Carolina, Thomas Cooper, David James McCord (1839)
"That auy person who shall be convicted fine for Ob- by indictment in the courts of sessions, of obstructing fish sluices in any ..."

7. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1898)
"Tail sluices are sometimes erected to intercept the tailings from one or several ... These tail sluices are made of much greater size than those described ..."

8. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1898)
"Tail sluices are sometimes erected to intercept the tailings from one or several ... These tail sluices are made of much greater size than those described ..."

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