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 for Sluicing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sluicing
      adj 1: pouring from or as if from a sluice; "the sluicing rain"

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