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flume


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flume  \Flume\,  n.  [Cf.  OE  flum  river,  OF  flum,  fr  L.  flumen, 
  fr  fluere  to  flow.  [root]84.  See  {Fluent}.] 
  A  stream;  especially,  a  passage  channel,  or  conduit  for  the 
  water  that  drives  a  mill  wheel;  or  an  artifical  channel  of 
  water  for  hydraulic  or  placer  mining;  also  a  chute  for 
  conveying  logs  or  lumber  down  a  declivity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flume 
  n  1:  a  narrow  gorge  with  a  stream  running  through  it  [syn:  {gulch}] 
  2:  an  open  artificial  chute  filled  with  water  for  power  or  for 
  carrying  logs 




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