Examples of aqueduct in a Sentence
marveled at the ancient Roman aqueducts that still carry water to distant villages
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The tomb was discovered in the Case Rosse area west of the center of Rome by an earthmover working to extend an aqueduct about 6 feet underground.
The water conservation district uses power from the generating plant to operate an aqueduct system that moves Colorado River Water to cities, farmers and tribes in central and southern Arizona.
It was constructed by order of Pope Clement XII between 1732 and 1762 at the ending point of the Roman aqueduct Aqua Virgo.
The list includes an 18th century fortress on a tiny Brittany island, the home of writer Aime Cesaire in the Caribbean, a 12th century Burgundy castle and a Roman aqueduct in eastern France.
The aqueduct has been regarded as the engineering marvel of the canal.
Two aqueducts are supplying Caracas with less than half the normal amount of water because the firm has not maintained pumping stations.
One exception is a figure of Agrippa, the person in charge of building the aqueduct in 19 B.C. Tradition states that visitors who want to return to Rome in the future should turn their back and toss a coin into the fountain.
Van Nuys thrived, Canoga Park dumped its unfortunate former name of Owensmouth and fared better, but Marian remained farmland, even after the aqueduct opened and water flowed freely across the Valley.
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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
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