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spill·way

(spil'wā),
A groove or channel through which food may pass from the occlusal surfaces of teeth during the masticatory process.
Synonym(s): sluiceway

spill·way

(spil'wā)
Groove or channel through which food may pass from occlusal surfaces of teeth during masticatory process.
Synonym(s): sluiceway.
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'A serious exercise is required for clearing structures erected on the river bed so that there is no damage to life and property when the spillways are opened,' he added.
As mentioned above, the vortex in shaft spillways is affected by the following factors:
They have welcomed moves by the company to MAKE changes to the original plans but say the WORK would still result in a "butchered" spillway.
Contractors will rehabilitate spillway gate gears, replace gate bearings and replace wire ropes that lift the Fall Creek and Hills Creek dams' spillway gates.
The spillways of both dams were inadequate by today's standards because the spillway flow capacities are about 17 percent of the required total design storm flow.
The farmers demanded early repair of the spillways and regulating valve of Changhoz dam to prevent further loss of water and thus, restoring water supply to them.
An orifice spillway is normally gated and is used when substantial discharge capacity is needed at low reservoir levels.
GOOD to see a letter from YorKshire Water about its worK on Butterley reservoir's spillway but the latest gets us no further forward and tells us nothing new.
The ban was imposed for the protection of precious human lives and restricted the people for taking baths, swimming and jumping in the dam, lakes, streams, rivers, and spillways.
Seqwater Chief Executive Officer Neil Brennan said the improvements to the dam spillway would enhance the spillways ability to handle large volumes of water.