Again his hand was reached down to the rippling water at the head of the sluice-box.
Thim tree calves has got a hide on 'em loike the bottom av a sluice-box.
Men cast hungry eyes upon the ownerless claim, where they knew a thousand-thousand dollars waited but shovel and sluice-box.
Here he set a sluice-box and put his three little miners at work with pick, pan and shovel.
If you ran his pants through a sluice-box you'd get an elegant 'color.'
Heavy clouds swept across from the mountains, and the sodden sky opened like a sluice-box.
He bent down over the sluice-box, and groped with his hands over the bottom of it.
It was with something like reluctance that he tore himself away from the magic of the sluice-box.
He meant to have his first smoke at the sluice-box, as a miner should.
The heavy gold, caught before it had reached the first sluice-box, lay at the lower end of the “race.”
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.