EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a deep narrow defile containing a mountain stream or torrent. an artificial channel or trough for conducting water, as one used to transport logs or provide water power. an amusement park ride in which passengers are carried in a boatlike or loglike conveyance through a narrow, water-filled chute or over a water slide. verb (used with object), flumed, flum·ing. to transport in a flume. to divert (a stream) by a flume. Origin of flume 1125–75; Middle English flum < Old French ≪ Latin flūmen stream
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Examples from the Web for fluming Historical Examples of fluming Fluming water for poultry is, like irrigation, a community project.
Now trestle and
fluming lay in bent, rent, and riven ruin at the bottom of the coulée.
The simplest way to arrange this will be by wooden surface troughs as used in the
There is a gigantic project now on the tapis, of
fluming the entire river for many miles, commencing a little above Rich Bar.
fluming companies are eminently successful; at others, their operations are a dead failure. British Dictionary definitions for fluming noun a ravine through which a stream flows a narrow artificial channel made for providing water for power, floating logs, etc a slide in the form of a long and winding tube with a stream of water running through it that descends into a purpose-built pool verb (tr) to transport (logs) in a flume Word Origin for flume
C12: from Old French
flum, ultimately from Latin flūmen stream, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for fluming n.
late 12c., "stream," from Old French
flum "running water, stream, river," from Latin flumen "flood, stream, running water," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). In U.S., used especially of artificial streams channeled for some industrial purpose.
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