A sluice would be used to
Sluice: A sliding gate or another device for controlling the flow of water, especially one in a lock gate.
An importunate friend of yours
Importunate: Persistent, especially to the point of annoyance.
You would whittle
Whittle: Carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
Where can you spot spangles?
Spangle: A small thin piece of glittering material, typically sewn as one of many on clothing for decoration; a sequin.
Bane is another word for
Bane: (Usually in singular) A cause of great distress or annoyance.
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