flood-gates

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  • More than six years since the flood gates had been open.
  • And then, the flood-gates open, the local secretary would come into his metropolitan own. Cited from White Ashes, by Sidney R. Kennedy and Alden C. Noble
  • Only when a few simple words of welcome fell from her lips were the flood-gates opened. Cited from Felix O'Day, by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Lift the flood-gates and let your tears water the garden of your heart. Cited from Supreme Personality, by Delmer Eugene Croft
  • Strong and free, strong and free, The flood-gates are open, away to the sea. Cited from The Home Book of Verse, by Burton E. Stevenson V3
  • It wanted but that kindly voice and look to open the closed flood-gates of her heart. Cited from Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters, by May Agnes Fleming
  • In the spring, the water is drawn off at low tide through the flood-gates. Cited from St. Nicholas Magazine For Girls And Boys, Vol. V, Nov 1877, No. 1
  • Take it away and the flood gates would be lifted again. Cited from The American Missionary, Vol. 42, No. 6, June, 1888, by Various
  • These set wide the flood-gates of his speech. Cited from Best British Short Stories, Ed. O'Brien & Cournos
  • The flood gates were the third water control structure to be built in the vicinity.
  • Now the flood-gates were opened, the stream broke through. Cited from Veronica And Other Friends, by Johanna (Heusser) Spyri
  • The flood-gates were open; she was hiding nothing from him now. Cited from Charles Rex, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Then the flood gates of speech opened, and her questions poured forth. Cited from The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island, by Laura Lee Hope
  • The flood-gates of speech-making had been opened by the Committee, and it was now impossible to close them. Cited from Thirty Years in the Itinerancy, by Wesson Gage Miller
  • The flood-gates of passion would hold no longer. Cited from The Quickening, by Francis Lynde
  • My nature, my soul was at its utmost flow, but no one touched the flood-gates. Cited from The Inner Sisterhood, by Douglass Sherley et al.
  • That opened the flood-gates of fresh memories, and they all told tales out of school. Cited from Stalky & Co., by Rudyard Kipling
  • He took one in each hand, came back at them on the trot, opening the flood-gates of his language. Cited from The Skipper and the Skipped, by Holman Day
  • Flood gates at each end protect the rest of the canal should it breach.
  • Sunday dawned with the very flood-gates of heaven opening, so it seemed. Cited from Homespun Tales, by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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