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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large rectangular well, provided with steps leading down to the water, and with recesses for travelers to rest in. The providing and maintenance of such tanks is a favorite object of native benevolence.

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  • "A large rectangular well, provided with steps leading down to the water, and with recesses for travelers to rest in. The providing and maintenance of such tanks is a favorite object of native benevolence."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 15, 2011