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  • n. Plural form of shadoof.

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Examples

  • Naturally, we had set up the traditional shadoofs on their long, counter-balanced arms to lift the water from the river.

    River God

  • It was the time of low Nile when all the land is baked like a crust of bread, when the creaking of the shadoofs and the singing croak of the sakkia are heard the night long like untiring crickets with throats of frogs.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • And aren't the sakkiyehs more interesting than the shadoofs, which they use mostly when the river is low?

    It Happened in Egypt

  • More temples, and many sakkeyehs (no shadoofs here, on the Upper Nile) but few boats.

    It Happened in Egypt

  • There were always shadoofs, where giant soup-ladles everlastingly dipped water and threw it out again, mounting up from level to level of the brown, dyke-like shore.

    It Happened in Egypt

  • It would be hard to beat these ancient Egyptian shadoofs by any device requiring human labor where the amount of water required is small.

    Round the World

  • Perhaps the Canal Cavour, and other irrigating canals now proposed, may one day intercept as large a proportion of the supply of the lower Po as Egyptian dikes, canals, shadoofs, and steam-pumps do of that of the Nile.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 04 (historical)

  • When the bank is high, and the water has to be raised some distance, several shadoofs are employed.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • Here is a detailed description of the tomb of Aahmes; there a river-scene beside the pyramid of Meidum; or vivid sketches of vulture and jackal at a meal in the desert, the jackal in possession of the carcass, the vulture impatiently waiting his good pleasure for the last scraps; of the natives working at the endless shadoofs; of a group of listeners around a professional story-teller -- unfinished, for he was observed sketching them.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

  • a proportion of the supply of the lower Po as Egyptian dikes, canals, shadoofs, and steam-pumps do of that of the Nile.

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

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