Flood gate

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

See also: Flood

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
He added: "The idea of this is that as well as the normal flood warning, you can actually register for a flood gate closure warning - so it will tell you in advance if the floodgate is going to be closed and what time it is going to be closed.
He wrote: "I believe if it is legalised for foetal abnormality this will open a flood gate to them all, abortion on demand, and we will end up with staggering figures such as mainland Great Britain where, in 2016, 98% of abortions were for social reasons.
Stung Trang Commune Police Chief Hok Heng said officials from Pailin's provincial Water Resources Department are inspecting the situation and opened the flood gate to allow the water to flow out to the O'Dounta canal.
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.
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.
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.
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.