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  • a 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct
  • The Owens Valley aqueduct carries water from the Sierras to Los Angeles.
  • We drove north on Highway 280 beside the aqueduct,
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Think of it as a leaky aqueduct leading to a water wheel.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • A toddler gnome poked his head out of an aqueduct only a few feet from the hut.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I was so overcome by excitement that the entire sunny seascape—bathers, white-capped waves, even a droning airplane with its trailing banner THRILLS NIGHTLY AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK—was suddenly steeped in a pornographic glow, as if seen through a filter of lurid blue.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The city’s aqueduct collapsed like a line of children’s blocks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The Romans were dead nuts on aqueducts.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • What could you do against a dozen bandits who spring out of some pit, ruin, or aqueduct, and level their pieces at you?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Then he realized it must be an aqueduct.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

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  • Finally a big park opened up on our left: misty green fields, tree-lined paths, and a few ruined walls like aqueducts, covered in vines.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The tunnel inclined steeply as it left the Castle St. Angelo, proceeding upward into the underside of a stone bastion that looked like a Roman aqueduct.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The interior arrangements of the cavern being now well forward, I applied myself to contriving an aqueduct, that fresh water might be led close up to our cave, for it was a long way to go to fetch it from Jackal River, and especially inconvenient on washing days.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • With water siphoned off from the Los Angeles-bound aqueduct, a large farm was under cultivation just outside the camp, providing the mess halls with lettuce, corn, tomatoes, eggplant, string beans, horseradish, and cucumbers.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Human blood, in order to keep its freshness, should run in hidden streams, as the water of an aqueduct is conveyed in subterranean pipes.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He walked out of the station and up the street through the high portales of the old stone aqueduct and down into the town.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • The only towns which have had uninterrupted power were those served by hydroelectric plants, provided the plants were undamaged and the aqueducts intact.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The mere idea of building an aqueduct seemed fantastic, since those who might have supported it had underground cisterns at their disposal, where water rained down over the years was collected under a thick layer of scum.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The desert had advanced in three centuries; the aqueducts from the mountains have fallen and shattered; the city itself is only bones.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • This aqueduct of the sewer is formidable; it interlaces in a dizzy fashion.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …low, its roofs caved in, its temples pulled down, its arches dislocated, its columns stretching over the earth; in these ruins you could still detect the solid proportions of a sort of Tuscan architecture; farther off, the remains of a gigantic aqueduct; here, the caked heights of an acropolis along with the fluid forms of a Parthenon; there, the remnants of a wharf, as if some bygone port had long ago harbored merchant vessels and triple–tiered war galleys on the shores of some lost…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • When they turned off the Corniche d’Or and down to Gausse’s Hotel through the darkening banks of trees, set one behind another in many greens, the moon already hovered over the ruins of the aqueducts…… Somewhere in the hills behind the hotel there was a dance, and Rosemary listened to the music through the ghostly moonshine of her mosquito net, realizing that there was gaiety too somewhere about, and she thought of the nice people on the beach.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It has accomplished wonders far surpassing Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts, and Gothic cathedrals; it has conducted expeditions that put in the shade all former Exoduses of nations and crusades.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • From Roundwood reservoir in county Wicklow of a cubic capacity of 2400 million gallons, percolating through a subterranean aqueduct of filter mains of single and double pipeage constructed at an initial plant cost of 5 pounds per linear yard by way of the Dargle, Rathdown, Glen of the Downs and Callowhill to the 26 acre reservoir at Stillorgan, a distance of 22 statute miles, and thence, through a system of relieving tanks, by a gradient of 250 feet to the city boundary at Eustace…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He was on a straightaway parallel to a ruined aqueduct.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • To the north, an aqueduct marched toward the Berkeley Hills.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Together they raced over the hills, past Roman aqueducts, highways, and vineyards.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • The good water came over the arches of the great brick aqueduct the Braavosi called the sweetwater river.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • [695] See the investment of capital in aqueducts, made useless by hydraulics; fortifications, by gunpowder; roads and canals, by railways; sails, by steam; steam, by electricity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Imagine the leagues of level land and the aqueducts and the broken Roman pavement and the tombstones in the Campagna, and beyond the Campagna, the sea, then again more land, then the sea.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • If the Romans had been better acquainted with the laws of hydraulics, they would not have constructed all the aqueducts which surround the ruins of their cities—they would have made a better use of their power and their wealth.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Slowly they passed the Lower Pool of Gihon, out of which the sun was fast driving the lessening shadow of the royal hill; slowly they proceeded, keeping parallel with the aqueduct from the Pools of Solomon, until near the site of the country-house on what is now called the Hill of Evil Counsel; there they began to ascend to the plain of Rephaim.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • At New York’s Aqueduct Racecourse late in 1934, Hard Tack’s first two yearlings stepped off a railcar into Fitzsimmons’s care.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The first exit is via the Georgetown Aqueduct, a mile and a half northwest of the White House.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Look here, this is where the Aqueduct begins.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • And, remember, you aren’t to worry about doctor’s bills or you’ll be ill yourself, and then I’ll send you a bill as long as the aqueduct.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The road veered to the right, went through one of the aqueduct’s arches, and then veered around to the left again, parallel to a railway.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • They kept to the road and disappeared through the arches of the aqueduct.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • One morning at Aqueduct, while standing by the track to watch Granville complete his preparations for the Kentucky Derby, reporters were surprised to hear Sunny Jim ruminating not on his stable star but on the unknown Seabiscuit.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The aqueduct collapsed.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He returned to Seabiscuit’s barn at Aqueduct Racecourse that night and penned a letter to Charles Howard.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • ’It was simply ripping, Mother,’ said Peter, when they reached home very happy, very tired, and very dirty, ’right over that glorious aqueduct.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • On June 6, he ran his colt in Aqueduct’s Queen’s County Handicap despite a 132-pound impost.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Overhead the droning airplane with its trailing banner, ubiquitous that Brooklyn summer against cloud-streaked ultramarine, advertised more nightly thrills at the hippodrome of Aqueduct.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Imre’s population griped about unnatural arts being practiced two miles away, but when an aqueduct collapsed or someone fell suddenly sick, they were quick to call on engineers and doctors trained at the University.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Perhaps it was an old water line from the aqueducts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • They built aqueducts, roads—
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The sun was down and a blue twilight filled the park and the yellow gaslamps came on along the aqueduct walls and down the walkways among the trees.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Pilate’s new aqueduct is to be paid for with money of the Temple.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • He then saw the great aqueducts, those stone phantoms which he had before remarked, only then they were on the right hand, now they were on the left.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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