He just managed to get in under the sluice gate without actually submerging his head, and to regain the brick tunnel.
Im just prayin hell have the nerve to walk out to the sluice gate with a stick of powder in his hand or even a bulge in his shirt.
This opened a sluice gate of correspondence, resulting in important changes in the Cabinet.
It is literally what Phillips Brooks described it to be, the sluice gate between God and the soul.
c.1400, earlier scluse (mid-14c.), a shortening of Old French escluse "sluice, floodgate" (Modern French écluse), from Late Latin exclusa "barrier to shut out water" (in aqua exclusa "water shut out," i.e. separated from the river), from fem. singular of Latin exclusus, past participle of excludere "to shut out" (see exclude).
1590s, from sluice (n.). Related: Sluiced; sluicing.