Examples of aqueduct in a Sentence
marveled at the ancient Roman aqueducts that still carry water to distant villages
Recent Examples of aqueduct from the Web
Yes, that’s a Spanish aqueduct on top of the Manhattan Bridge.
With even lower temperatures forecast, the aqueduct had a crane and wrecking ball standing by to break up large chunks that could overwhelm the intake.
An ancient cemetery and an aqueduct had been found and bracketed out of the 1500-acre area, but the authority delayed construction on the prospect that more findings could be there.
Trump would sell off a wide range of public assets to raise money: Radio frequencies below 6 gigahertz ($6.6 billion), the Washington, D.C. aqueduct ($120 million) and electric power systems in the Tennessee Valley and western states ($9.4 billion).
The wooden aqueduct was 4 feet high and 6 feet wide in most places, and required 315 trestles to bridge the valleys and canyons along its 35-mile length.
Down the great aqueduct, by freight of politics and gravity, came the excess waters of the Sacramento River.
At one of the sites last December, Ms. Morretta came across tracts of one of Rome’s oldest aqueducts, which is now being studied.
As dawn gives way to daylight the train slips under a 19th-century aqueduct on millstone pillars, built in the place of a Roman predecessor, and enters the suburbs proper.
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Did You Know?
Based party on the Latin ducere, meaning "lead" or "conduct", the word aqueduct named an ancient civil-engineering marvel. You may have seen photos of the great arches of ancient aqueducts spanning valleys in countries throughout the old Roman Empire, practical pipelines that are also regarded as works of timeless beauty. From the 20th century, the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, the 336-mile Central Arizona Project, and the 444-mile California Aqueduct are considered wonders of American engineering, but they are not renowned for their beauty. Most aqueducts today either are riverlike channels or run underground, perhaps appearing simply as a long mound.
AQUEDUCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aqueduct for English Language Learners
: a structure that looks like a bridge and that is used to carry water over a valley; also : a pipe or channel that is used to bring water to an area
AQUEDUCT Defined for Kids
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