Sluicing in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Sluicing

present participle of sluice | The act by which something is sluiced; a copious wetting; a drenching. | (linguistics) 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".

Short Example Sentences for Sluicing

  • 1. Look at the rain sluicing down those windows. 🔊

How to use Sluicing in Sentences?

  • 1. When the spring sluicing was finished it was said that he had cleaned up half a million. 🔊
  • 2. They have visions of mill-ponds, with beautiful little cascades sluicing into them over dams. 🔊
  • 3. It is well not to leave the sluicing for too long a period, as when the slimes and tailings are set hard they are difficult to remove. 🔊
  • 4. The sluicing or "cleaning-up" season is short, and mining operators generally consider that they cannot afford to lose an hour of it. 🔊
  • 5. Ordinary sluicing with water is not sufficient, and if they cannot be sterilised by means of boiling water, they should be treated, after ordinary washing, with a 5 per cent. 🔊