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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring and recording automatically the rise and fall of a river.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument devised by W. M. Fuller for measuring and recording automatically the rise and fall of a river. The record is made at an observation station by the aid of an electric attachment.


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  • After one storm in May of 1884, the fluviograph at Gamboa had recorded a rise of ten feet in twenty-four hours.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • He had watched the dredges in action; he had been to the top of the fluviograph at Gamboa, a picturesque, brightly painted tower where watch was kept of the temperamental Chagres and where, on a small platform enclosed by a fancy gingerbread railing, he had been able to look out over the treetops as his French hosts expounded on their plans.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • In the rainy season, under normal conditions, the discharge would be ten times that–or more–with fluviograph readings of 10,000 to 13,000 cubic feet per second.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Here dwells hale and ruddy "Old Fritz," for long years keeper of the fluviograph that measures and gives warning of the rampages of the Chagres.

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