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  • Info Floodgates, also called stop gates, are adjustable gates used to control water flow in flood barriers, reservoir, river, stream, or levee systems. more...
  • He raised the floodgate, and there at last was a way of escape. Cited from The Trail of '98, by Robert W. Service
  • Cornelia saw his emotion; the great floodgate of her heart seemed suddenly lifted. Cited from Beulah, by Augusta J. Evans
  • The Japanese broke into a small floodgate, located in the castle wall, and opened the capital city's gate from within.
  • But, in the end, he felt that perhaps the floodgate of grief had best be lifted. Cited from Broken to the Plow, by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  • A floodgate effect is situation in which a small action can result in a far greater effect with no easily discernible limit.
  • It was their only album, put out two different times by the two different record companies Independent record label and Floodgate Records.
  • Floodgate Records was a part of the East West Records family of labels.
  • These include four cardinal gates, a floodgate, four secret gates and a beacon tower.
  • By the time we drove them under the floodgate crossing the creek between our land and the Deams' four were gone. Cited from Laddie, by Gene Stratton Porter
  • Only during high floods can a portion of the creek's waters surmount the floodgate and return to the original channel.
  • He spends most of his free time sitting outside near a floodgate and playing a short tune on his acoustic guitar - the same few notes every time.
  • Here is the track listing for the EP put out by Floodgate Records.
  • The power plant will open the floodgate to release excessive water during high river intensity to prevent the buildup of sediment.
  • The setting up of a redlight district here will create a floodgate effect, causing redlight districts to be set up elsewhere.
  • To this end he is dispatched to the Theatre of Pain's Floodgate facility.
  • The floodgate will hold water best, if his sides be walled vp with Cob. Cited from The Survey of Cornwall, by Richard Carew
  • Valves used in floodgate applications have a variety of design requirements and are usually located at the base of dams.
  • It holds back certain memories, like a floodgate. Cited from The Breaking Point, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Burns and sentimentality coming across you and Frank Floodgate in the office. Cited from Selected English Letters (XV - XIX Centuries), by Various
  • The Balancing Act contained songs from their earlier independent releases along with tracks from their Floodgate discography.
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Words starting with floodgate

Meaning of floodgate

  • noun Something that restrains a flood or outpouring
    suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants