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aqueduct

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Definition an engineered conduit to transport large amounts of water
  • 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
  • aqueduct = an engineered conduit to transport large amounts of water
  • This aqueduct of the sewer is formidable; it interlaces in a dizzy fashion.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Together they raced over the hills, past Roman aqueducts, highways, and vineyards.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • A toddler gnome poked his head out of an aqueduct only a few feet from the hut.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • He was on a straightaway parallel to a ruined aqueduct.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The city's aqueduct collapsed like a line of children's blocks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • 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
  • Think of it as a leaky aqueduct leading to a water wheel.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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