Sluice

Sluice

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sluiced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sluicing (?).] 1. To emit by, or as by, flood gates. [R.] Milton.
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2. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt.
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He dried his neck and face, which he had been sluicing with cold water.
De Quincey.
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3. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.
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