infiltration gallery
Filter Fil"ter, n. [F. filtre, the same word as feutre felt, LL. filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool, this being used for straining liquors. See {Feuter}.] Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air. [1913 Webster]

{Filter bed}, a pond, the bottom of which is a filter composed of sand gravel.

{Filter gallery}, an underground gallery or tunnel, alongside of a stream, to collect the water that filters through the intervening sand and gravel; -- called also {infiltration gallery}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Infiltration gallery — Infiltration In fil*tra tion, n. [Cf. F. infiltration.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of infiltrating, as of water into a porous substance, of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body, or of persons into a hostile… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Infiltration — In fil*tra tion, n. [Cf. F. infiltration.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of infiltrating, as of water into a porous substance, of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body, or of persons into a hostile organization. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Filter gallery — Filter Fil ter, n. [F. filtre, the same word as feutre felt, LL. filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool, this being used for straining liquors. See {Feuter}.] Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Filter — Fil ter, n. [F. filtre, the same word as feutre felt, LL. filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool, this being used for straining liquors. See {Feuter}.] Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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