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  • At some of them we found the old-fashioned "shadouf," or native pump, which, clumsy though it was, helped matters considerably.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Diagram shows how the pyramids of Nubia were built using the shadouf, the crane of ancient Egypt.

    The Other Pyramids

  • The old shadouf of the desert, unwieldy though it was, would have been a veritable godsend to the troops here.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • On the high banks the naked fellaheen were already stooping to the incessant dipping of the shadouf, while from the fields came the plaintive creaking of the well sweep, as some harnessed camel or bullock began its eternal round.

    The Fortieth Door

  • Nile, sailing down the, 156-160; importance of river to Egypt, 156; ancient method of irrigation by shadouf, 157-158; poor pay for hard work, 158; prevalence of eye diseases, 159; squalid homes of the natives, 160; beauty of views along the Nile, 160

    The Critic in the Orient

  • The shadouf is as old as history, and the methods in use for raising this Nile water are the same to-day that they were in the earliest dawn of recorded history.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • The heavy weights on the shadouf help to raise the water, but the labor of lifting this water all day is strenuous.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • All day the little steamer passes half-ruined villages, embowered in feathery palms, with camels in the background and an occasional bullock straining at the wheel which lifts the Nile water on the shadouf.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • The shadouf men work with only small loin cloths, and occasionally one of these fellows in a sheltered hole toils stark naked.

    The Critic in the Orient


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