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CHUTP (Fr. for " fall," of water or t...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 350 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHUTP (Fr. for " fall," of water or the like; pronounced as " shoot,' with which in meaning it is identical), a channel or trough, artificial or natural, down which objects such as timber, coal or grain may slide from a higher to a lower level. The word is also used of a channel cut in a dam or a river for the passage of floating timber, and in Louisiana and on the Mississippi of a channel at the side of a river, or narrow way between an island and the shore. The " Water-Chute " or water tobogganing, is a Canadian pastime, which has been popular in London and else;: where. A steep wooden slope terminates in a shallow lake; down this run flat-bottomed boats which rapidly increase their velocity until at the end of the " chute "they dash into the water.
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