Flood gate

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a gate for shutting out, admitting, or releasing, a body of water; a tide gate.

See also: Flood

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Now that the other had gone and he was alone contemplation of the hideous wrong that had been done loosed again the flood gates of his pent rage.
Finally it came, poured from the flood gates of a sorrowing heart; that wave of bitter misery and hopelessness which not even a mother's love could check.
The flood gate structures have now swollen and there is a danger that they could jam open (which would slowly drain the lake) or closed.
The challenge is to find which turbine or flood gate the fish are hanging under.
Geneva Agreement Opens Up Iran's Car Market Iran is giving up their nukes and thus opening the flood gate for outside merchandise.
Summary: Resource-rich Indonesia is seeking investments in the development of mega infrastructure projects on a public-private partnership basis and has opened a flood gate of business opportunities to UAE investors.
But the Severn river's level rose and a flood gate was shut - cutting them off behind 7ft of water.
Eglwysbach Primary School is now protected by a new stone wall featuring a special flood gate after the eight-week scheme undertaken by civil engineering firm Jones Bros.
The representatives of textile and agriculture sectors and stationery business have rejected Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) Bill during the NA Standing Committee on Finance meeting saying imposition of RGST will open flood gate of inflation in the country.
Water district officials in Sacramento closed a flood gate on the American River as a precaution.
When released, a flood gate effect is created, causing blood to rush through the veins and arteries, flushing them out and delivering freshly oxygenated blood to the region.
A group of villagers who live around the reservoir of the World Bank-supported Pak Mun Dam in northern Thailand's Ubon Ratchatani Province will demand the government permanently open a flood gate at the site to reduce the impact on their livelihoods, the group said Tuesday.