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Definition: Device used to raise water from one level to another. Operated by hand, this device has a pole that looks like a seesaw. On one end of the pole is a bucket. On the other end is a weight. The Egyptians filled the bucket with water, then let go of the bucket. The weight on the other end would raise the bucket of water.

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Ancient Egypt
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