wadi

Definitions

  • Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
    Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wadi gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season
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Additional illustrations & photos:

View of the Oasis Of Wady FeÎkÂn in The Peninsula Of Sinai View of the Oasis Of Wady FeÎkÂn in The Peninsula Of Sinai
the Mining Works of Wady Maghara the Mining Works of Wady Maghara
the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara
the Triumphal Bas-reliefs of Kheops on The Rocks Of Wady Maghara the Triumphal Bas-reliefs of Kheops on The Rocks Of Wady Maghara
Triumphal Bas-relief of Pharaoh SahÛrÛ, on The Rocks of Wady Magharah Triumphal Bas-relief of Pharaoh SahÛrÛ, on The Rocks of Wady Magharah
Small Wady, Five Hours Beyond Ed-doueÎg, on The Road to the Red Sea Small Wady, Five Hours Beyond Ed-doueÎg, on The Road to the Red Sea
the Second Cataract Between Hamkeh and Wady Halfa the Second Cataract Between Hamkeh and Wady Halfa
the Shores of The Birket-kerun Near The Embouchure of the Wady Nazleh the Shores of The Birket-kerun Near The Embouchure of the Wady Nazleh

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wadi The channel of a watercourse which is dry except in the rainy season; a watercourse; a stream: a term used chiefly in the topography of certain Eastern countries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wadi wod′i the dry bed of a torrent: a river-valley.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar. wadī, a ravine (Sp. guad-, first syllable of many river-names).

Usage

In literature:

The wady to the north of the town was now a raging torrent, he informed them.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
These two wadys make a width of at least the third of a mile.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
On his first journey he reached Wady Halfa, and for his second trip he made that place his starting-point.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
In the rear is a yard, containing a small garden but no supply of water, which has therefore to be brought from the Wadi.
"The Caravan Route between Egypt and Syria" by Ludwig Salvator
Probably, the sun had killed the pony, and Nicetas was crouched in some wadi waiting to be rescued.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
We then turned northward, and sighted El Mazik, more generally known as Wady Laymun, the Valley of Limes.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Margoliouth (Moses) of Wady Mokatteb, 87.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
We just made it to this wadi.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
If the Nile was monotonous, the road to Wadi Bou was nothing short of dreary.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Finally they pulled up beside a larger than usual wadi and Omar ben Crawf stared thoughtfully out over it.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
They could not even capture Wadi Halfa.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
At Shellal, a steamer with forty whalers in tow received us and started at once towards Wady Halfa.
"Our Caughnawagas in Egypt" by Louis Jackson
A railway line was also laid from Deir el Belha to the Wadi Ghuzze, close behind the sector held by another portion of the eastern force.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The best-known are the Wadi Taraba and the W. Besha, both running north-east towards the W. Dawasir in Nejd.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
These rivers, in short, become Arabian wadis, on which see Hast.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
He visited among other places an extensive valley called Wadi Doan, which he thus describes.
"The Progress of Ethnology" by John Russell Bartlett
Arriving at the Wady Killulloo, a most busy scene presented itself.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
In an hour or so they reached the wadi, and knew that they were nearing their destination.
"The Treasure of the Tigris" by A. F. Mockler Ferryman
They are found along the road from Debba to Khartum as far as Bir Ganir, and from Ambigol to Wadi Bishara.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
It is built on two sandy hills running north and south, and separated by a valley some four hundred yards across, known as the Wadi Tendelti.
"Fire and Sword in the Sudan" by Rudolf C. Slatin
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In poetry:

From the doomed dwellers in the cleft
The bow of vengeance turns not back;
Of all her myriads none are left
Along the Wady Mousa's track.
""The Rock" In El Ghor" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Equitrekking Wadi Rum Horse Riding in Jordan.
Vaccine tests have been carried out on Arabian oryx at the Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre.
Sameh Wadi, Chef/Owner, Saffron Restaurant and Lounge, Minneapolis.
WADI is now accepting Weatherization Applications for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program in Gallatin County.
Equitrekking Wadi Rum Horse Riding in Jordan PBS.
Sameh Wadi wins the competition.
The Orthodox Jewish colony of Betar Illit sits in the background and the Palestinian settlement of Wadi Foquin is shown in the foreground.
Bishop Tawadros, now Pope Tawadros II, is shown in the Wadi Natrun Monastery complex northwest of Cairo earlier this month.
A vast sea of reddish sand defines the desert landscape of Wadi Rum, which looms along the journey from the Israeli border into the archaelogical site of Petra in Jordan.
One of our Bedouin drivers in Wadi Rum also served us tea and dinner at the campsite and stayed there with us.
Though Wadi Foquin faces a bleak situation, the Palestinian village near Bethlehem is receiving help from various sources, including some from within Israel, said Rev.
Bishop Tawadros, 60, soon to be Pope Tawadros II greets well-wishers, not shown, after being named the 118th Coptic Pope in the Wadi Natrun Monastery complex northwest of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov 4, 2012.
A second "Silicon Wadi" seems to be taking root in the West Bank.
Israel's Silicon Wadi How booming Web ventures are transforming hip, arty Tel Aviv into a top city for startups By Jessica Steinberg .
Syrians and Lebanese living in the area of Wadi Khaled near the border with Syria chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a demonstration in solidarity with Syria 's anti-government protesters, in Beirut March 9, 2012.
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In science:

Inner pixels for which there was not enough rotation to find a suitable PSF reference either in LOCI or sADI/wADI were removed from the statistics of all reduction modes.
High resolution imaging of young M-type stars of the solar neighborhood: Probing the existence of companions down to the mass of Jupiter
As Wikipedia is reporting , in 1978, Egypt began to build the Sadat Canal, originating from the Lake Nasser and passing through the Wadi Toshka, to allow the water, when it is overflowing a specific level, to be drained off to flood a depression located at the south end of a desert limestone plateau.
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space
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