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Aqueducts a.k.a. Aqueduct: Bridges for conveying water, called aqueducts or water bridges are constructed to convey watercourses across gaps such as valleys or ravines. The term aqueduct may also be used to refer to the entire watercourse, as well as the bridge. Large navigable aqueducts are used as transport links for boats or ships. Aqueducts must span a crossing at the same level as the watercourses on each end. The word is derived from the Latin aqua and ducere. A modern version of an aqueduct is a pipeline bridge.

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Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

Aqueducts. Open pools were common in every city. They were cut out of the rock and were built and cemented at points where occasion demanded. They were often of great size. The pool outside Jerusalem known as Birket es Sultan ...

Google previewHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)

by Chad Brand, Archie England, Charles W. Draper

AQUEDUCTS Troughs cut outofrock orsoil,orpipes made ofstone, leather, or bronze thatwere used from very early times in the Middle East to transport water from distant places into towns andcities. Old Testament The simplestaqueducts were ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology (2015)

by Nancy Thomson de Grummond

That at Segovia is still in service, and in the nineteenth century there were several proposals, notably by the French in North Africa, to reopen or adapt Roman aqueducts for modern use, but little came of them. At Rome, in spite of restoration by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History (2014)

by Kenneth E. Hendrickson III

In the eighteenth century, during the Industrial Revolution in Britain, there was the need to build aqueducts that were capable of carrying canals. John Gilbert and JaMes brindley designed an aqueduct that in 1761 was able to carry the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Roman Empire (2009)

by Matthew Bunson

Likewise, Roman aqueducts, bridges, and buildings put a perpetual Roman stamp on an area or city, as can be seen even today in southern France at Nîmes and Arles. It is generally held that the father of Roman engineering was the censor ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Antiquities, and Elements of Archaeology, Classical and Mediaeval (1825)

In Two Volumes by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke

Aqueducts are of two kinds, apparent, or above ground, and subterranean, which kinds ...

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Scrabble value of A1Q10U1E1D2U1C3T1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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