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  • n. Alternative spelling of sakia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of water wheel used in Egypt for raising water, from wells or pits, in buckets attached to its periphery or to an endless rope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A modification of the Persian wheel used in Egypt for raising water for purposes of irrigation.


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  • And the sakieh raises its wailing, wayward voice and sings to the shadoof; and the shadoof sings to the sakieh; and the lifted water falls and flows away into the green wilderness of doura that, like

    The Spell of Egypt

  • The brown children of the Nile, the toilers who sing their antique songs by the shadoof and the sakieh, the dragomans, the smiling goblin merchants, the Bedouins who lead your camel into the pale recesses of the dunes -- these will not trouble themselves about your deep desires, your perhaps yearning hunger of the heart and the imagination.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • Crouched in his net behind the drowsy oxen, the little boy circles the livelong day with the sakieh.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • The sakieh droned in my ears no more like distant Sicilian pipes playing at Natale.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • On a carpet spread in the shade which fringed some open ground beside the sakieh, Elias and the Frank reclined at ease.

    The Valley of the Kings

  • Then Iskender came out upon the pathway, and walked along it till he reached the sakieh.

    The Valley of the Kings

  • He said, "That's all right," and gave his hand to Iskender, who all at once beheld the beauty of the trees and sky, the wealth of crimson flowers above the sakieh.

    The Valley of the Kings

  • a wealth of crimson flowers, wreathing a rough arbour built to shade the sakieh, contrasted the dark foliage of the fruit-trees.

    The Valley of the Kings


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