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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A unit of water-power the value of which varies in different localities. For example, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, it is equivalent to 38 cubic feet of water per second discharging under a head of 20 feet; at Minneapolis, Minnesota, it is equivalent to 30 cubic feet of water per second discharging under a head of 22 feet.

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