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Definition of "sluicing" []

  • Present participle of sluice. (verb)
  • The act by which something is sluiced; a copious wetting; a drenching. (noun)
  • A kind of ellipsis, introduced by an interrogative, where (usually) everything except the interrogative is elided from the clause, as in "I like him, but I don't know why". (noun)

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Use "sluicing" in a sentence
  • "My initial interpretation was the sluicing was before 1968 but you’re right, it may have been long term sluicing from 1968 to 2005."
  • "The most dangerous part of the work is "sluicing" the logs."
  • "Every morning early, before the pressure was off, all hands would turn out for a general "sluicing" under the hydrants."