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- n. a device used to measure the rise of water in the Nile at the flood
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during its periodical flood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gage or measure of depth or height of the flow of the river Nile.
- n. Hence, any instrument for making a continuous and automatic register of riverheights.
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