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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conduit  \Con"duit\  (?  or  ?;  277),  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  conductus 
  escort,  conduit.  See  {Conduct}.] 
  1.  A  pipe,  canal,  channel,  or  passage  for  conveying  water  or 
  fluid. 
 
  All  the  conduits  of  my  blood  froze  up  --Shak. 
 
  This  is  the  fountain  of  all  those  bitter  waters,  of 
  which  through  a  hundred  different  conduits,  we  have 
  drunk.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  structure  forming  a  reservoir  for  water.  --Oxf. 
  Gloss. 
  b  A  narrow  passage  for  private  communication. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conduit 
  n  :  a  passage  for  water  (or  other  fluids)  [syn:  {channel}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Conduit 
  a  water-course  or  channel  (Job  38:25).  The  "conduit  of  the  upper 
  pool"  (Isa.  7:3)  was  formed  by  Hezekiah  for  the  purpose  of 
  conveying  the  waters  from  the  upper  pool  in  the  valley  of  Gihon 
  to  the  west  side  of  the  city  of  David  (2  Kings  18:17;  20:20;  2 
  Chr.  32:30).  In  carrying  out  this  work  he  stopped  "the  waters  of 
  the  fountains  which  were  without  the  city"  i.e.,  "the  upper 
  water-course  of  Gihon",  and  conveyed  it  down  from  the  west 
  through  a  canal  into  the  city,  so  that  in  case  of  a  siege  the 
  inhabitants  of  the  city  might  have  a  supply  of  water,  which 
  would  thus  be  withdrawn  from  the  enemy.  (See  {SILOAM}.) 
 
  There  are  also  the  remains  of  a  conduit  which  conducted  water 
  from  the  so-called  "Pools  of  Solomon,"  beyond  Bethlehem,  into 
  the  city.  Water  is  still  conveyed  into  the  city  from  the 
  fountains  which  supplied  these  pools  by  a  channel  which  crosses 
  the  valley  of  Hinnom. 
 




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