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delta
a deposit of sand and soil at the mouth of some rivers, esp. large ones, usually in the shape of a triangle
oasis
an area of vegetation in the midst of a desert, fed by a spring or well
flooding
to rise, overflow, or pour in, or as if in, a flood
melons
a fruit of any of various vines, which has a hard, often smooth rind and thick, juicy flesh ranging from pale green or yellow to orange or deep reddish pink
pomegranates
a reddish fruit with a tough rind, many seeds, and a juicy, edible, mildly acidic pulp
garlic
a perennial plant related to the onion and grown for its strong-smelling, distinctive-tasting bulb
leeks
a plant related to the onion that has broad green leaves and a fleshy, white, cylindrical bulb
granary
a structure built to store grain, esp. grain that has been threshed
winnowing
to separate grain from chaff
shaduf
A device consisting of a long suspended pole weighted at one end and having a bucket at the other end, used in the Near East and especially Egypt for raising water, as for the irrigation of land
oxen
a breed of large domestic cattle commonly used as draft animals, esp. an adult, castrated male
obelisk
a tall stone shaft with four inclined sides and a pyramid-shaped point at the top
papyrus
1. a tall reedlike water plant of the Nile valley

2. a kind of paper made from the crushed and pressed stems of this plant, esp. in ancient Egypt
cosmetics
any preparation, such as lipstick, made to be applied externally to the body to increase attractiveness
kilt
a knee-length skirt
pleat
a decorative permanent fold of even width, pressed or sewn in the fabric of a garment, curtain, or the like
ornament
something that is added to beautify or improve appearance; decoration
pendant
something hanging as an ornament, esp. on a chain around the neck or on an earring
girdle
something worn about the waist, such as a belt or sash
amulet
a charm or talisman worn for good luck or to ward off evil
ostrich
any of several large, powerful, flightless African birds that run swiftly and have long, unfeathered legs and neck, and two toes on each foot
antelope
any of several ruminant mammals of Africa or Asia, having long legs and long, hollow horns
hyena
any of several carnivorous, mostly nocturnal, doglike mammals of Africa and Asia that have strong jaws and fairly small hindquarters
chariot
a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle driven from a standing position in ancient times
trellis
a framework incorporating a lattice, often used as a support for climbing plants