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- n. Plural form of shaduf.
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And then three "shadufs," one above the other, creak together, lowering and raising their great scarabaeus 'horns to the rhythm of the same song.
In northwestern Nigeria, for example, farmers use shadufs with buckets to raise water from hand-dug wells to water dry-season gardens,28 and they are used extensively in Egypt to water small gardens of vegetables and fruit trees along the canals.
All along the banks of the Nile this movement of the antennae of the shadufs is to be seen.
The shadufs follow one another sometimes as far as the eye can see.