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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shadoff or Shadoof.
 
A contrivance in Egypt for watering lands for the summer crops. It consists of a long rod weighted at one end, so as to raise the bucket attached by a rope to the other end.   1
 


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