Sentence Examples


  • It is lowest in November, and rocks, shallows, and the remains of old dams then render it almost unnavigable.
  • Two great dams on the river (one built by the Federal government) provide good water power.
  • The Monongahela has been improved by locks and dams to Fairmont.
  • Were it not for these dams steamers might reach Mosul itself, at an elevation of 353 ft.
  • The wheels, called naoura, are of the most primitive construction, made of rough branches of trees, with palm leaf paddles, rude clay vessels being slung on the outer edge to catch the water, of which they raise a prodigious amount, only a comparatively small part of which, however, is poured into the aqueducts on top of the dams. These latter are exceedingly picturesque, often consisting of a series of well-built Gothic arches, and give a peculiar character to the scenery; but they are also great impediments to navigation.
 

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