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floodgate

noun allow in massive problems, circumvention, colossal opening, door, escape, exhaust, exit, inundation, means, moat, open faucet, open flood-hatch, open gate, opening, outlet, overflow, provide a wide opening, release, safety valve, spout, vent
Associated concepts: immigration, open the floodgates
See also: crossroad, outlet
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The Floodgate Key Manager supports embedded Linux and a wide variety of RTOSes including Nucleus, UC/OS-III, ThreadX, VxWorks, and LynxOS
In total, the new lane will have 16 floodgates, eight on the Pacific Ocean side, and eight on the Atlantic side.
One EWEB official has said there are concerns about possible flooding if a major storm were to arrive, or the third floodgate were to fail before the repairs on the first floodgate are completed by mid-January.
The rush of waters from the floodgate will likely sink an area of 3,000 square miles, at a depth of 25 feet in some places.
A large floodgate project in Japan costs billions of yen, and the annual market is estimated at 60-70 billion yen.
One of the ways Floodgate is selling the idea to retailers is by highlighting the benefit to the retailer of receiving a wealth of information about the retailers customer service programs.
Several small drainage networks fitted with a l-way floodgate discharge on low tide into Sandy Creek.
FAIR contends that increasing the number of asylum grants could potentially open the floodgates to a host of illegal immigrants, something that Karen Musalo, director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies in San Francisco, disagrees with.
Dredging specifications required a navigable depth of 9 feet for both floodgate cuts.
CARL THE Infant Welfare Centre in Floodgate Street, set up by socially-concerned middle-class women, provided a valuable service for mothers in the neighbourhood in the years before the Great War.
The utility said the dam could handle increased flows during a storm slightly more severe than the one that hit the area last weekend with just one working floodgate.
Icon Labs, says that its Floodgate embedded software solution has received "McAfee Compatible" status.