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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 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 ...

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 previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Aqueducts were either ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

Aqueducts were either formed. by erecting one or several rows of arcades across a valley, and making these arcades support one or more level canals, upon one or each of the ranges ; or by piercing through mountains which would have ...

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 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 previewA classical and archaeological dictionary of the manners, customs, laws, institutions, arts, etc. of the celebrated nations of antiquity, and of the middle ages (1840)

To which is prefixed A synoptical and chronological view of ancient history by P. Austin Nuttall

Aqueducts. The art of conveying water...

Some interesting specimens of subterranean Grecian aqueducts exist at Tychae, an elevated quarter of Syracuse, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

The AQUA CLAUDIA and A N m Novos were two aqueducts begun by Caligula in A.D. 38 and completed by Claudius in A.D. 52. The springs of the former belonged to the same group as those of the Marcia, and were situated near the ...

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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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