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- n. A water wheel, traditionally drawn by a draft animal, but now with a motor. It is about 2-5 meters in diameter.
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The water-wheels, or "sakia," as they are called, are of two kinds, and both ingenious.
Variants of the Persian wheel include the zawaffa, sakia, and tablia, some of which can attain 75% efficiency but are limited to a lift of 2 m (6.6 ft) or less by the diameter of the wheel.