/ (naɪˈlɒmɪtə) /
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archaic a graduated pillar by which the rise and fall of the Nile can be measured
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Words nearby Nilometer
Niles, Nile Valley, nilgai, Nilgiri Hills, nill, Nilometer, Nilópolis, Nilo-Saharan, Nilote, Nilotic, Nilotic crocodile
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How to use Nilometer in a sentence
All these things were regulated by the indications of the Nilometer.Xerxes|Jacob Abbott
The river should rise to this height upon the Nilometer at Cairo if there is to be a "good Nile."A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
Not far from the spot mentioned above is the famous Nilometer that Moses looked upon many a time.
A few days later an anxious crowd gathered to see the water mark on the Nilometer begin to come up.
The old Nilometer, for measuring the depths29 of the Nile, which was erected in 716, is of interest.Travels in the Far East|Ellen Mary Hayes Peck