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  • n. Plural form of noria.


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  • …Norias later became more widespread during the Muslim Agricultural Revolution and were in large-scale use in the medieval Islamic world,2 where Muslim engineers made a number of improvements to the noria.

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  • On these arid plains water is generally encountered in the subsoil in wells of not extreme depths, and these _norias_, as the well and windlass are termed, are seen in many places.

    Mexico Its Ancient and Modern Civilisation, History, Political Conditions, Topography, Natural Resources, Industries and General Development

  • The modern town is without interest, the main curiosity of the place being the norias used for watering the gardens.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Once again, I felt myself a crude anachronism, in my automobile, nor did the impression leave me when Toledo was hidden round a corner; nor when we flashed past ancient Eastern _norias_, slowly turned by sleepy horses or indignant donkeys; nor with glimpses of sentinel watch-towers, or ruined castles — such “castles in Spain” as Don

    The Car of Destiny

  • Then Mesrur said to him, O Commander of the Faithful, arise now and go to the terrace-roof of the palace and look upon the canopy of heaven and upon the twinkling stars and the brightness of the moon, while listening to the music of the rippling streams and the creaking norias as they are spoken of by the poet who said: --

    Arabian nights. English

  • Seventeen ancient norias, or waterwheels, that creak in the breeze and turn slowly in the Orontes, the river that weaves its way through the city, are almost all that is left of Hama's ancient history - the city that appears in the Bible as "Hamath".

    The Guardian World News

  • References in the works of Arab geographers show that norias were in use throughout the Muslin world.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • Here the norias evidently prove that water may be eafily procured, and that when procured it never fails producing the moil luxuriant crops*

    A journey through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787;

  • Befide the refrefhing flream derived from the pantano, they have fome norias: the moft remark - able of which, belonging to Mr. Arabet, is worked by wind, and raifes the water forty feet.

    A journey through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787;

  • _calabacero_ los ha acribillado materialmente de pozos, de donde saca, ora [68-5] a pulso, ora por medio de norias, el precioso humor que sirve de sangre a los vegetales!

    Novelas Cortas


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