1893 text

A kind of weir with flood-gate, or a navigable sluice.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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SASSE, in some of our statutes, denotes a kind of wear with flood-gates, commonly used in navigable rivers for the damming, and loosing the stream of water, as occasion requires for the better passing of boats and barges to and from. This in the west of England is called a Lock; in the river Lee, a Turn-pike, and in other places a Sluice.
---Cyclopaedia, Or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. E. Chambers, 1743.

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